Ericaceae Cassiope tetragona (L.) D. Don

White Arctic Mountain Heather

Eskimo, Alaska - Fiber, Building Material

Use documented by:
Anderson, J. P., 1939, Plants Used by the Eskimo of the Northern Bering Sea and Arctic Regions of Alaska, American Journal of Botany 26:714-16, page 715

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Scientific name: Cassiope tetragona (L.) D. Don
USDA symbol: CATET (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: White Arctic Mountain Heather
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Eskimo, Alaska
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Plant, mosses and lichens gathered for insulating houses against cold.

RECRD: 20030 id: 8404