Cupressaceae Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don

Western Redcedar

Skagit - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Gunther, Erna, 1973, Ethnobotany of Western Washington, Seattle. University of Washington Press. Revised edition, page 19

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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: Skagit
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Limbs burned at night and waved through the houses after a death to scare off the ghosts.

RECRD: 42199 id: 40246