Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Dakota - Fiber, Mats, Rugs & Bedding

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 359

View all documented uses for Typha latifolia L.

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: Dakota
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Mats, Rugs & Bedding
Notes: Leaves used by children to make mats while playing. The leaves became very brittle once dried and therefore were not put to serious use by adults.

RECRD: 31013 id: 41221