Cyperaceae Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth


Potawatomi - Fiber, Mats, Rugs & Bedding

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 118

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Scientific name: Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth
USDA symbol: SCCY (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Woolgrass
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Mats, Rugs & Bedding
Notes: Fruiting tops used as a resilient material for stuffing and making pillows.

RECRD: 366 id: 37514