Urticaceae Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (Ait.) Seland.

California Nettle

Omaha - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 77

View all documented uses for Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (Ait.) Seland.

Scientific name: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (Ait.) Seland.
USDA symbol: URDIG (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Nettle
Family: Urticaceae
Family (APG): Urticaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Dried stalk fiber used to make twine and cordage. The fiber was separated from the nettle by either crumpling the dried stalks in the hands or gently pounding it with stones.

RECRD: 31286 id: 41799