Did you know? Native tribes made a purple dye from the seed coat of bitterbrush, and diapers and shoes from its bark. Above, Diane Josephy Peavey strolls a hill of bitterbrush in 2002. Peavey wrote “Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land” about her life on an Idaho sheep ranch.
Did you know? Native tribes made a purple dye from the seed coat of bitterbrush, and diapers and shoes from its bark. Above, Diane Josephy Peavey strolls a hill of bitterbrush in 2002. Peavey wrote “Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land” about her life on an Idaho sheep ranch.
Did you know? Native tribes made a purple dye from the seed coat of bitterbrush, and diapers and shoes from its bark. Above, Diane Josephy Peavey strolls a hill of bitterbrush in 2002. Peavey wrote “Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land” about her life on an Idaho sheep ranch.

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