Typhaceae Typha latifolia L.
Thompson - Fiber, Mats, Rugs & Bedding
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 (APG): Typhaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Mats, Rugs & Bedding
Notes: Downy seed fluff used in quilts and as a substitute for feathers in stuffing pillows and mattresses. The seed fluff was considered to be 'really warm.'
RECRD: 32327 id: 41392