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Plant Fiber Name

Dogbane Bast

Plant Fiber Description

Dogbane (Indian Hemp) was used by Native Americans to make cordage. It makes a most interesting reddish brown paper. The fiber was harvested from plants that were blooming. I find if you harvest it in the fall, there is too much bark-like fiber on the stems.

Dogbane Bast