Hard Stem Bulrush (Scirpus acutus)
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Hard Stem Bulrush
A fibre obtained from the stems is used for making paper. The fresh stems can be harvested in summer, or dried stems can be used at any time of the year. The stems are split and cut into usable pieces, soaked for 24 hours in clear water and then cooked for 1_ hours with lye. The fibres are then beaten in a blender and can be used to make a beige/brown paper.
The stems and leaves are used for weaving or sewing together into hats, mats, mattresses etc[61, 189, 257]. The stems are very durable and take a year or more to decay in the wild.
The stems have been used in basket making. The outer surface of the stems has been split and twisted into weft cords and warp.
Cultivation & Habitat
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