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Deergrass / kwayull


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).

Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County


Collector: Triston Parada

Date Collected: March 14, 2019

Mounted: April 4 & 11, 2019

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