Ethnobotanicals in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Used For Wood & Tools


Ojos y Manos Ethnobotanicals
Wood & Tools
 

Trees - Evergreen

Juniper, One-seed - Juniperus monasperma
fuel, construction, small implements
 
Pine, Pinion - Pinus edulis
pottery paint, glue, cradless, construction
 
Pine, Ponderosa - Pinus pondersoa
roofing, ladders, cradles, chewing gum, etc.
 

Trees - Deciduous

Maple, Bigtooth - Acer saccharum subsp. grandidentatum
lumber, furniture, paddles & oars, arows, bows, etc.
   
Maple, ROCKY MOUNTAIN GLOW -
lumber, furniture, paddles & oars, arows, bows, etc.
   
Acer saccharum subsp. grandidentatum 'Schmidt'
 
Hackberry, Netleaf - Celtis laevigata var. retioculata
sandles, dark-brown or dye, handles
   
Cottonwood, Rio Grande - Populus deltoides subsp. wislizeni
boats, cradles, dolls, drums, firing pots
   
Oak, Texas Red - Quercus buckleyi
cradles, digging sticks, arrows, house construction
   
Oak, Gambel - Quercus gambelii
cradles, digging sticks, arrows, house construction
   
Oak, Bur - Quercus marocarpa
cradles, digging sticks, arrows, house construction
   
Oak, Chikapin - Quercus muehlenbergii
cradles, digging sticks, arrows, house construction
   

Semi-evergreen Shrubs/Subshrubs

Saltbush, Fourwing - Atriplex canescens
calk roofs, cooking whisk, carving, arrowheads
   
Bitterbush, Antelope - Purshia tridentata
bark for diapers, bedding for cradleboards, arrows
   

Evergreen Shrubs/Subshrubs

Sagebrush, Big - Artemisia tridentata
brooms, building material
   
Mahogany, Curl-leaf Mountain - Cercocarpus ledifolius
brown dye, tanning leather, fires, arrow points, etc.
   
Mahogany, True Mountain - Cercoparpus montanus
brown dye, tanning leather, fires, arrow points, etc.
   

Deciduous Shrubs/Subshrubs

root diggers, arrows, canes, canoes, purple dye
   
lemon-yellow dye, arrows, (contains7% rubber), etc.
   
arrow shafts, brooms, top ring of baskets & cradles
   
digging sticks, purple dye
   
basket making, black dye, arrows, crib hoods
   
basket making, black dye, arrows, crib hoods
   
bows and arrows
   
bows and arrows
   

Herbaceous Perennials

Blanketflower - Gaillardia aristata
flower heads for spoons and waterproofing
   

Evergreen Perennials

Beargrass - Nolina microcarpa
baskets, seeds in gourds for rattles
   

Deciduous Perennials

Morning Glory, Bush - Ipomoea leptophylla
fuel for starting a fire
   

Grasses

Grass, Indian - Sorghastrum nutans brooms, hairbrushes, insulation for moccasins, switches