Urticaceae Urtica dioica L.

Stinging Nettle

Hesquiat - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 76

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Scientific name: Urtica dioica L.
USDA symbol: URDID (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Stinging Nettle
Family: Urticaceae
Family (APG): Urticaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Dried, peeled stems used to make twine, ropes and herring nets.

RECRD: 737 id: 41688