Salicaceae Salix interior Rowlee

Sandbar Willow

Chippewa - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 126

View all documented uses for Salix interior Rowlee

Scientific name: Salix interior Rowlee
USDA symbol: SAIN3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sandbar Willow
Family: Salicaceae
Family (APG): Salicaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Cut, peeled willows dipped in hot water to make them tough and pliable and made into baskets. The best time for weaving willow baskets of various forms and sizes was during the springtime.

RECRD: 31930 id: 35899