Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Salish, Coast - Fiber, Mats, Rugs & Bedding

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy Chapman and Marcus A. M. Bell, 1971, The Ethnobotany of the Coast Salish Indians of Vancouver Island, I and II, Economic Botany 25(1):63-104, 335-339, page 77

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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: Salish, Coast
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Mats, Rugs & Bedding
Notes: Flat leaves sun dried and woven into mats for insulating winter house walls and kneeling in canoes.

RECRD: 47494 id: 41371