Species Detail

Sambucus canadensis L. or S. racemosa L.
Common elderberry or Red berried elderberry


Scientific Name:  
Sambucus canadensis L. or S. racemosa L.
Common Name:  
Common elderberry or Red berried elderberry
Myaamia Name:  
wiikooloomphsa
Uses:  
Food, Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Sambucus canadensis L. or S. racemosa L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "wikullumpsa"; or wiikooloomphsa; "elder bush"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  berries gathered and made into juice
No Reference Specified Use - Food  berries gathered for making into preserves; sometimes mixed with something else to make more tart
No Reference Specified Use - Material  stems hollowed out using a willow branch; then a whittled down hickory stick placed inside along with a paper wad to make a pop-gun
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "papikwanze; papikweze; elder-tree; probably Sambucus glauca. SW [Sarah Wadsworth] thinks the pit in it named the tree papikwanshi-wanshi is pith or marrow"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  berries made into jelly; flower buds and heads can be deep fried and eaten
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  stem hollowed out and used as a tap for maple sugaring
No Reference Specified Use - Food  wild elderberries picked and eaten as a child. Mother; Thelma Louise Baker of the Eagle Band; made elderberry wine and jelly
Botanical Sources  
Sambucus canadensis L. or S. racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   S. canadensis occurs in moist or rich woods; fields; and roadsides in eastern and western Miami lands; while S. racemosa occurs in rich woods in only eastern Miami territory
Related Sources  
Sambucus canadensis L. or S. racemosa L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Flowers of Sambucus canadensis or S. nigra contain volatile oils; resins and other compounds that when given in small doses 4 gm act as a diaphoretic; diuretic; and stimulant; and are used to treat erysipelas; and fevers
No Reference Specified   An undetermined source listed "kilu..sah" for alders and another unlisted source listed "peekatami$i; pacottameiz" for "alder bushes"