Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus maritimus (L.) Lye

Saltmarsh Bulrush

Pomo - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Murphey, Edith Van Allen, 1990, Indian Uses of Native Plants, Glenwood, Ill. Meyerbooks. Originally published in 1959, page 6

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Scientific name: Schoenoplectus maritimus (L.) Lye
USDA symbol: SCMA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Saltmarsh Bulrush
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Pomo
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Grass used for basketry. This sedge has a central section, coal-black, which color can be deepened by burying in manure or in blue mud.

RECRD: 20919 id: 37460