Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Okanagan-Colville - Fiber, Building Material

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 57

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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: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Leaves woven into mats and used for door coverings, sweathouses and 'A-frame' type shelters.

RECRD: 12294 id: 41301