Poaceae Festuca idahoensis Elmer

Idaho Fescue

Navajo, Ramah - Fiber, Scouring Material

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 16

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Scientific name: Festuca idahoensis Elmer
USDA symbol: FEID (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Idaho Fescue
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Scouring Material
Notes: Bunch about a foot long, tied with string or yucca fiber, used as a brush for cleaning metates.

RECRD: 10373 id: 14752