Species Detail

Polygonum sp. L.
Knotweed


Scientific Name:  
Polygonum sp. L.
Common Name:  
Knotweed
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Polygonum sp. L.
No sources entered.
Botanical Sources  
Polygonum sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Many species occurring in a variety of habitats throughout eastern and western Miami lands; many introduced species growing as weeds
Related Sources  
Polygonum sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Human-charred knotweed/smartweed material was recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site)
No Reference Specified   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that knotweed was either cultivated or "strongly encouraged in wild stands" as a food resource by Late Woodland prior to 700 A.D through 1300 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana
No Reference Specified   Seeds made into flour for pancakes. Village dates from 600-800 A.D. ruling out the common exotic; Polygonum cuspidatum; Japanese knotweed; an edible whose shoots are eaten much as common milkweed but introduced much later