Species Detail

Undetermined
Prairie grass


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
Prairie grass
Myaamia Name:  
mahkihkiwi
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands
Locations:  
Liebert Property
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  prairie plants
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal 
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Medicinal  used for medicine:
Botanical Sources  
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No sources entered.
Related Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gonella, M.P. 2003-2005   A generic Ojibwe word for medicine called maskiki; the Shawnee word for a leaf is msiski; and the Fox word for blade of grass is masiskiwi. These references together indicate that a prairie grass blade is probably used for a medicinal purpose by all of these cultural groups