Rosaceae Spiraea splendens var. splendens

Mountain Spirea

Blackfoot - Fiber, Brushes & Brooms

Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 123

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Scientific name: Spiraea splendens var. splendens
USDA symbol: SPSPS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Spirea
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Brushes & Brooms
Notes: Flowering stems used as paint brushes, especially on the large spaces of tipis.

RECRD: 4111 id: 38751