Cupressaceae Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don

Western Redcedar

Nez Perce - Fiber, Canoe Material

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 54

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Scientific name: Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don
USDA symbol: THPL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Redcedar
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Nez Perce
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Canoe Material
Notes: Wood hollowed out with fire, smoothed, trimmed and used to make canoes.

RECRD: 45457 id: 40110