Species Detail

Cornus florida L.
dogwood


Scientific Name:  
Cornus florida L.
Common Name:  
dogwood
Myaamia Name:  
akanteemiĊĦi
Uses:  
Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  wood used for arrows.
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  Peoria arrows were made of hickory and dogwood p. 2661 –
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  arrows made of wood of dogwood tree. "nahhpikaxkwi kaneki; dogwood; arrow made of it" p. 1357 –
Botanical Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Allouez remarked about the Illinois use of bow and arrow: "They ordinarily carry only the warclub; bow; and a quiver full of arrows; which they discharge so adroitly and quickly; that men armed with guns; have hardly time to raise them to the shoulder. They also carry a large buckler made of skins of wild cattle; which is arrow-proof; and covers the whole body" p. 78 –
No Reference Specified   Dunn lists the Miami-Illinois term "akandamindji" for dogwood and "ikalwi" for dogwood tree p. 1779dw –
No Reference Specified   Gatschet lists the Miami-Illinois term "ikalwi" for the dogwood tree or bush as well as "neehpikaahkwi kaneki" for dogwood; literally translated as tree/shrub with red legs [bark] p. 2661 & p. 1357 –
No Reference Specified   Father Gravier listed the Miami-Illinois term