Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and M. E. Opler, 1936, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest III. The Ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(5):1-63, page 36

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Scientific name: Typha latifolia L.
USDA symbol: TYLA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Broadleaf Cattail
Family: Typhaceae
Family (APG): Typhaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Pollen sprinkled as a cross onto largest mescal crown.

RECRD: 40073 id: 41174