Apocynaceae Apocynum androsaemifolium L.

Spreading Dogbane

Ojibwa - Fiber, Sewing Material

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 413

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Scientific name: Apocynum androsaemifolium L.
USDA symbol: APAN2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spreading Dogbane
Family: Apocynaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Sewing Material
Notes: Outer rind used for fine sewing. In the fall, when mature, this plant makes one of the strongest native fibers, stronger even than the cultivated hemp to which it is related.

RECRD: 116 id: 3763