Species Detail

Acer saccharum L.
sugar maple tree


Scientific Name:  
Acer saccharum L.
Common Name:  
sugar maple tree
Myaamia Name:  
ahsenaamiĆĄi
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Geboe Property
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Acer saccharum L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  sugar camps were inhabited in the spring
No Reference Specified Use - Food  tree sap; called ahsenaamisaapowi was made into maple syrup
No Reference Specified Use - Food  used to make sugar. p. 1834 –
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  sugar tree
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  maple tree
No Reference Specified Use - Food  trees tapped for obtaining
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  uncooked
No Reference Specified Use - Food  sap gathered for making syrup. Maple candy suckers were also made:
Botanical Sources  
Acer saccharum L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   rich to dry woods and uplands
Related Sources  
Acer saccharum L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   McPherson wrote p. 141-142 –
No Reference Specified   two other representations of Miami-Illinois terms for the sugar maple tree are