Poaceae Arundinaria gigantea (Walt.) Muhl.

Giant Cane

Cherokee - Other, Weapon

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 28

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Scientific name: Arundinaria gigantea (Walt.) Muhl.
USDA symbol: ARGIG (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Giant Cane
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Weapon
Notes: Used as knives as last resort in committing suicide in 1738 smallpox epidemic.

RECRD: 9147 id: 5921