Caprifoliaceae Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC.
Thompson - Fiber, Building 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 196
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Scientific name: Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC.
USDA symbol: LOCI3 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Orange Honeysuckle
Family (APG): Caprifoliaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Vines used with other plants as building materials. The vines were used with willow withes to reinforce suspension bridges across canyons and rivers. The vines were also twisted with coyote willow to lash together the framing poles of underground pit houses and to make a pliable ladder on the outside of the pit house, running from the opening down to the ground.
RECRD: 32639 id: 21114