Betulaceae Betula occidentalis Hook.

Water Birch

Jemez - Dye, Red

Use documented by:
Cook, Sarah Louise, 1930, The Ethnobotany of Jemez Indians., University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 21

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Scientific name: Betula occidentalis Hook.
USDA symbol: BEOC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Water Birch
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Jemez
Use category: Dye
Use sub-category: Red
Notes: Bark, mountain mahogany bark and alder bark boiled together and used as red dye to paint moccasins.

RECRD: 1833 id: 7133