Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Potawatomi - Fiber, Building Material

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 114

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Leaves sewn together to make a wind-proof and waterproof side mat to be applied to the wigwam.

RECRD: 347 id: 41361