binaakwe-giizis 2010 (Falling Leaves Moon – October)gidakiimanaaniwigamig students looked at local plants and compared them to Ojibwe beadwork floral designs. Woodlands Indians use wild flowers, leaves and fruits to create appliqued designs using the double needle technique. manidoominens is the name for the seeds of the hawthrone tree. The Anishinaabe women used these seeds for beads.
The work of the Botanical Illustrator as visual recorder is a very important tool for the Botanist.
Catalog of Botanical Illustrations, Smithsonian Botanical Museum
History of Native American Beads – The Hawthorne Tree
Watercolor Botanical Illustration