Apocynaceae Apocynum cannabinum L.


Thompson - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 159

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Scientific name: Apocynum cannabinum L.
USDA symbol: APCA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indianhemp
Family: Apocynaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Stems used to make string. The stems were cut in the fall, usually in October, soaked and sometimes split in half. The fibrous outer skin was peeled off and the brittle inner stem discarded. The fibrous part was then dried for indefinite storage and used to make string.

RECRD: 32413 id: 3865