Help me resolve a few synonyms

MANHART, JAMES j0m1742 at
Wed Aug 10 15:18:00 EST 1994

In article <dmoerman.2.001C0C95 at>, dmoerman at (Dan Moerman) writes...
>In 1905 JW Blankinship reported that the Blackfoot Indians used Bazzania 
>trilobata (L.) S.F. Gray to make a yellow dye.  Bazzania, he said, "grows on 
>pines of the Rocky Mountains."  Any idea what this might be?
Bazzania is a liverwort that superficially resembles a moss.
It would probably take an expert on Bryophytes to help you
any further. 

Jim Manhart, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, 
TX 77843-3258, (409) 845-3356, email:  J-Manhart at TAMU.EDU (Internet) 

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