Equisetaceae Equisetum hyemale L.

Scouringrush Horsetail

Montana Indian - Fiber, Scouring Material

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 58

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Scientific name: Equisetum hyemale L.
USDA symbol: EQHYA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scouringrush Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Montana Indian
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Scouring Material
Notes: Abrasive stems used to polish pipes, bows and arrows and formerly used to scrub tins and floors.

RECRD: 45494 id: 13379