Liliaceae Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.

Common Beargrass

Yana - Fiber, Clothing

Use documented by:
Sapir, Edward and Leslie Spier, 1943, Notes on the Culture of the Yana, Anthropological Records 3(3):252-253, page 253

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Scientific name: Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.
USDA symbol: XETE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Beargrass
Family: Liliaceae
Family (APG): Nartheciaceae
Native American Tribe: Yana
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Clothing
Notes: Grass wrapped around the ties of the women's belts.

RECRD: 60019 id: 43732