Species Detail

Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton.
Cranberry


Scientific Name:  
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton.
Common Name:  
Cranberry
Myaamia Name:  
neehpikica
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Habitat  Occurs in swamps/bogs in eastern Miami lands
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "napikitca; cranberry"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten. "Grandpa [Abraham Marks] canned cranberries."
Botanical Sources  
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   "This area; northern part of the country [i.e. northern Wabash County; which still has several lakes and marshy areas] had wild cranberries; and huckleberries. But this area didnt have em. They had to be around a swampy area; around these buckbrush swamp wetlands. . . Thats a spot in the woods where the bracken grows; and the edge of where the bracken grows is where youll find the cranberries; in the marshy area."
Related Sources  
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Miami word probably refers to either Vaccinium macrocarpon; cranberry; or V. oxycoccus; small cranberry; the latter the only species listed in Small 1903 and only these two listed in Coulter 1899. Both these species plus V. vitis-idaea; mountain cranberry; are listed in Gleason and Cronquist 1991. V. macrocarpon is the one most commonly listed and was chosen as the probable representative of neehpikica