Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Meskwaki - Fiber, Caulking Material

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 269

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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: Meskwaki
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Caulking Material
Notes: Root used as a natural oakum to caulk canoes.

RECRD: 1309 id: 41266