Blechnaceae Woodwardia fimbriata Sm.

Giant Chainfern

Karok - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Baker, Marc A., 1981, The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California, Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis, page 63

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Scientific name: Woodwardia fimbriata Sm.
USDA symbol: WOFI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Giant Chainfern
Family: Blechnaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Karok
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Leaf fiber used to make baskets. Fibers were pounded from the rachis and dyed with Alnus bark for use in basketry. The fibers were then dried and coiled for storage. They were soaked to unroll and used.

RECRD: 6046 id: 43569