Poaceae Andropogon gerardii Vitman

Big Bluestem

Omaha - Fiber, Building Material

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 68

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Scientific name: Andropogon gerardii Vitman
USDA symbol: ANGE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Big Bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Grass used on poles to support earth coverings of lodges.

RECRD: 31114 id: 3303