Tule rush

Posted: July 17, 2012 in Bred to the Wilderness

Last Saturday, I went to a local regional park, Coyote Hills, where classes in primitive technology were being held.

Tule rush (Schoenoplectus acutus) was a vital plant to the local Ohlone Indians. It’s a swamp plant with a round upright stem about 3/8″ in diameter and as high as six feet.

We went to a swampy area a few acres in size and gathered as much as we could in a couple of hours. The stems will be dried in the sun, then soaked and split so we can make mats from it next weekend.




  1. kortoso says:

    Here’s a stand of tule rush for reference.

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