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
No Reference Specified Use - Food  melons cultivated. "They also sow beans and melons; which are excellent; and especially those whose seed is red"
No Reference Specified 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
No Reference Specified   Occurs in dry soils and along railways in eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Cucumis melo L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   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).