Tiliaceae Tilia americana L.

American Basswood

Cherokee - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 24

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Scientific name: Tilia americana L.
USDA symbol: TIAMA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Basswood
Family: Tiliaceae
Family (APG): Malvaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Boiled bark twisted into rope.

RECRD: 9097 id: 40330