Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
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A yellowish-brown dye is obtained from the leaves[57, 101], it does not require a mordant.
A grey-brown dye is obtained from the fruit.
The dried fruits are used in rattles and as beads on necklaces etc[99, 257].
The leaves are a good source of tannin[46, 61, 212].
The mashed berries can be rubbed on the insides of coiled cedar root baskets in order to waterproof them.
A good ground-cover for steep sandy banks in a sunny position[188, 200] or in light shade. A carpeting plant, growing fairly fast and carpeting as it spreads. It is valuable for checking soil erosion on watersheds. This is also a pioneer plant in the wild, often being the first plant to colonize burnt-over areas, especially on poor soils.
Cultivation & Habitat
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