Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Apache, Mescalero - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Basehart, Harry W., 1974, Apache Indians XII. Mescalero Apache Subsistence Patterns and Socio-Political Organization, New York. Garland Publishing Inc., page 46

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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, Mescalero
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Leaves used as ground covering for ceremonial tipis during the puberty ritual.

RECRD: 45737 id: 41179