Linaceae Linum lewisii Pursh

Prairie Flax

Klamath - Fiber, Snow Gear

Use documented by:
Coville, Frederick V., 1897, Notes On The Plants Used By The Klamath Indians Of Oregon., Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 5(2):87-110, page 99

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Scientific name: Linum lewisii Pursh
USDA symbol: LIPE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Prairie Flax
Family: Linaceae
Family (APG): Linaceae
Native American Tribe: Klamath
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Snow Gear
Notes: Stem made into strings and cords used to make mesh on snowshoes.

RECRD: 20397 id: 20404