Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.

Broadleaf Cattail

Thompson - Fiber, Building Material

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 144

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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: Thompson
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Leaves & stems made into mats used as wall insulators and in constructing temporary summer houses. The mats were twined with fiber of Indian hemp or silverberry.

RECRD: 32326 id: 41390