Grossulariaceae Ribes lobbii Gray

Gummy Gooseberry

Saanich - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 84

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Scientific name: Ribes lobbii Gray
USDA symbol: RILO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gummy Gooseberry
Family: Grossulariaceae
Family (APG): Grossulariaceae
Native American Tribe: Saanich
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Roots boiled with cedar and wild rose roots, pounded and woven into rope.

RECRD: 47594 id: 33622