Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus lewisii Pursh

Gordon's Mockorange

Mendocino Indian - Fiber, Furniture

Use documented by:
Chestnut, V. K., 1902, Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 7:295-408., page 352

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Scientific name: Philadelphus lewisii Pursh
USDA symbol: PHLE4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gordon's Mockorange
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Family (APG): Hydrangeaceae
Native American Tribe: Mendocino Indian
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Furniture
Notes: Pithy stems used to make light baskets for carrying babies.

RECRD: 43248 id: 26382