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

California Nettle

Oweekeno - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Compton, Brian Douglas, 1993, Upper North Wakashan and Southern Tsimshian Ethnobotany: The Knowledge and Usage of Plants..., Ph.D. Dissertation, University of British Columbia, page 119

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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: Oweekeno
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Fiber used to make bow strings, fishing line for jigging, ropes and oolichan traps.

RECRD: 60984 id: 41804