Blechnaceae Woodwardia fimbriata Sm.

Giant Chainfern

Yurok - 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: Yurok
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Leaves used to obtain fiber. Fibers were harvested when leaves were fully grown and then dyed with alder bark. The strands could be dyed by chewing in Alnus bark and running the fibers through the mouth or by pounding the bark in a mortar and pestle.

RECRD: 6044 id: 43572