Betulaceae Betula papyrifera Marsh.

Paper Birch

Potawatomi - Fiber, Canoe Material

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 112

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Scientific name: Betula papyrifera Marsh.
USDA symbol: BEPAP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Paper Birch
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Canoe Material
Notes: Bark furnished the outside cover of the birch bark canoe.

RECRD: 331 id: 7269