Other Uses of Plants

Plants can be used for things other then medicine and food. Below is a list of plants and some of their uses:

Arrows:  
  Black Maple
 

Striped Maple

  Silver Maple
  Sugar Maple
  Mountain Maple
  Birch
  Willow
Animal Bait:  
  Common Yarrow (Dried Flowers)
Awls:  
  Thornapple (thorns)
  Oak
Baskets:  
  Cattail
  Japanese Honeysuckle
Bows:  
  Sugar Maple
  Hickory
  Birch
Buttons:  
  Hardwoods
Bowls:  
  Cedar
  Birch
Broom:  
  Ash
Canes & Handles:  
  Dogwood
  Oak
  Ash
Canoes:  
  Birch bark
Chair Backing & Mats:  
  Rushes
  Cattail
Cloth:  
  Sunflower (Fiber from the Stalks)
  Cattail stalks
Cookware:  
  Hardwood (tree stumps) dug out like a bowl
Deodorant:  
  Cleavers (Leaves)
Diaper Material:  
  Cattail (down)
  Moss
Drum sticks:  
  Hazelnut
Dyes:  
  Sunflower (Flowers) Yellow
  Butternut (Husks) Grey, (Wood) Purple
  Sugar Maple (Bark) Brown
 

Mountain Alder (Inner bark) Yellow

  Bedstraw (Root) Red (Tops) Yellow
  Blackberry (Root, shoots) Orange
  Common Burdock (Root) Yellow
  Chicory (Leaves) Blue, Yellow, Gold, Green & Beige
  Dandelion (Root) Orange-brown (Fresh flowers) Yellow
  Elderberry Berries) Green, Violet,   Blue/Lilac, Black & Red<
  Goldenrod (Leaves, Flowers, & Stems) Yellow
  Goldenseal (Flowers) Yellow
  Jack-In-The-Pulpit (Berries) Red
  Spotted Jewelweed (Flowers) Yellow
  Joe-pye-weed (Flowers) Reddish
  Larkspur (Flowers) Blue
  Birch (leaves) Yellow
  Black Walnut (Hulls) Black/brown
  Sassafras (root) Pink - Brown
Fire making:  
  Cattail (Torches) Brown Flower Heads
  Ohio Buckeye (Fire drill)
  Milkweed (Tinder) Fluff
  Pine Cones (tinder)
Hair Growth:  
  Wild Ginger
Ink:  
  Sumac (Berries, leaves)
  Larkspur
  Elderberry (berries)
  Oak (gall nuts)
Insect Repellant:  
  Cattail Brown Flower Heads
  Pennyroyal (Leaves)
  Common Yarrow (Leaves & Stems) Smudge
  Black Cohosh (Whole plant)
  Sweet Everlasting (Flowers)
  Red Cedar (wood) moths
  Sassafras (wood) Moths
Insect Bites:  
  Mayweed
Insulation:  
  Common Milkweed (Fluffy Seeds)
  Cattail (down from the tops)
Mats:  
  Cattail (leaves)
Moccasins:  
   
Mouthwash:  
  Strawberry (Leaves)
Pillows & Bedding:  
  Evergreen (boughs)
Pipestems:  
  Maple
  Oak
Pitch:  
  Spruce (gum)
  Pine (tar)
Roofing:  
  Evergreen (boughs)
  Bark
  Cattail
  Leaves
Rope & Twine:  
  Japanese Honeysuckle
  Linden Tree (Strong Rope) Fibrous Inner Bark
  Milkweed Inner bark
  Basswood (inner bark)
  False Nettle
Rust Remover:  
   
Sandpaper:  
  Horsetail (stems)
Sealant:  
  Mountain Alder (Wood charcoal mixed with pitch)
  Pine (tar)
Sleds:  
  Ash
Snowshoe frames:  
  Ash (limbs)
Soap:  
  Soapwort
  Cleavers (Leaves)
Stun Fish:  
  Ohio Buckeye (Pulverized nuts)
  Black Walnut (hulls)
Sugar:  
  Maple (sap)
  Box Elder (sap)
  Hickory (sap)
  Birch (sap)
  Ash (sap)
Tanning Solution:  
  Oak (bark)
  Walnut (bark)
Thread:  
  Spruce (roots) to sew canoes
Tobacco:  
  Coltsfoot (Leaves)
  Wild Comfrey (Leaves)
  Willow (leaves)
  Dogwood (leaves)
Toothbrush:  
  Oak (small branches)
  Juniper (small branches)
  Dogwood (small branches)

Toothpaste & Tooth Cleanser:

 
  Prickly Ash (bark crushed)
Torches:  
 

Cattail (stems with tops attached)

  Rushes
Utensils Eating/Cooking:  
  Oak, Maple, hardwood (1/4 diameter trunk) eggbeater
  Horsetail (tops) scouring brush
  Cedar (wood carved) spoons, forks
  Birch
Water:  
  Grapevine
Wax:  
  Bayberry (Fruit)
Weather Predictor:  
   
Whistles:  
  Elderberry (stems)