Asteraceae Baccharis douglasii DC.

Saltmarsh Baccharis

Luiseno - Other, Tools

Use documented by:
Sparkman, Philip S., 1908, The Culture of the Luiseno Indians, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234, page 209

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Scientific name: Baccharis douglasii DC.
USDA symbol: BADO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Saltmarsh Baccharis
Family: Asteraceae
Family (APG): Asteraceae
Native American Tribe: Luiseno
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Wood used for drilling fires. A small hole was made in a flat, extremely dry stick. The drill, a short piece of wood, was inserted into the hole and twirled to form the dust which would ignite if conditions were dry and favorable. No tinder was used.

RECRD: 30869 id: 6779