Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus

Hardstem Bulrush

Dakota - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 359

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Scientific name: Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus
USDA symbol: SCACA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Hardstem Bulrush
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Long stems made into a ball and used as an instrument in children's games. The long stems were made into a ball by bending over the base of several together and the remaining length braided together to form a swinging handle.

RECRD: 31016 id: 37367