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Virtual Exhibit - Heritage Project

Deergrass - Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County


  • Family: Poaceae

  • Genus/Species: Muhlenbergia rigens

  • 'Iipay Aa Name: kwayull

  • Common English Name: Deergrass

  • Traditional Use: stems scraped and used as bundle foundation in basketry (deer grass expands and baskets become watertight)

  • Collector: Mikayla Estrada

  • Date Collected: March 27, 2017

  • Mounted: April 28th and May 1, 2017

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