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Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast

(Larix laricina)


Medicine: The inner bark was used to treat melancholy.

Technology: The roots were used by Chippewa in sewing the edges of canoes and in making woven bags.

Note: This conifer sheds its needles every autumn. It gets its name from the Native American word Hackmatack. For additional information browse NativeTech's Tamarack Trees & Traditions ~ Decoys

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