Equisetaceae Equisetum laevigatum A. Braun

Smooth Horsetail

Thompson - Fiber, Scouring Material

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 86

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Scientific name: Equisetum laevigatum A. Braun
USDA symbol: EQLA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Smooth Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Scouring Material
Notes: Rough, silicon impregnated stems used to smooth and polish implements of wood, bone and steatite. The stems were used to do the final polishing of wooden spoons and to polish the soft rock used for pipe bowls.

RECRD: 32024 id: 13466