Poaceae Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene

Inland Saltgrass

Cahuilla - Fiber, Scouring Material

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 66

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Scientific name: Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene
USDA symbol: DISP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Inland Saltgrass
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Scouring Material
Notes: Leaves used as a brushing material for cleaning implements or removing cactus thorns from objects.

RECRD: 11413 id: 12627