Tiliaceae Tilia americana L.

American Basswood

Chippewa - Fiber, Sewing Material

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 136

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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: Chippewa
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Sewing Material
Notes: Bast made into thread for sewing and fine yarn for weaving bags.

RECRD: 31989 id: 40337