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Title:                     Deergrass

'Iipay Aa Name:  Kwayull

Family:                  Poaceae 

Genus/Species:   Muhlenbergia rigens

Traditional Uses:   

Stems scraped and used as bundle foundation in basketry (deer grass expands and baskets become watertight)

 

Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County, April 14, 2016

Collector:          Nyree Richardson