Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Hesquiat - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 58

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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: Hesquiat
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Dried leaves used in weaving the bottoms of baskets and in making bags.

RECRD: 601 id: 41225