Cyperaceae Eriophorum sp.

Cotton Grass

Eskimo, Inuktitut - Other, Lighting

Use documented by:
Wilson, Michael R., 1978, Notes on Ethnobotany in Inuktitut, The Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology 8:180-196, page 184

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Scientific name: Eriophorum sp.
Common names: Cotton Grass
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Inuktitut
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Lighting
Notes: Seed head bristles used to make wicks for oil lamps.

RECRD: 6407 id: 14205