Species Detail

Cucumis melo L.
Melon


Scientific Name:  
Cucumis melo L.
Common Name:  
Melon
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Cucumis melo L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Thwaites, R.G. (editor) 1903 Use - Food  melons cultivated. "They also sow beans and melons; which are excellent; and especially those whose seed is red"
Blair, E 1911 Use - Food  melons cultivated. "melons grow there [in lands inhabited by tribes along Lake Michigan; possibly including Miami-Illinois peoples] which have a juice no less agreeable than refreshing"
Botanical Sources  
Cucumis melo L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in dry soils and along railways in eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Cucumis melo L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996   Human-charred seeds suggesting some type of Cucumis sp.; was recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1975-1812 (Ehler Site).