Blechnaceae Woodwardia fimbriata Sm.

Giant Chainfern

Tolowa - Fiber, Unspecified

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: Tolowa
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Leaves used to obtain fiber. The two fibers of each leaf were collected at the end of June or the first part of July. The rachis was pounded and fibers fell out. For designs, the fibers were dyed with Alnus bark.

RECRD: 6045 id: 43571