Entry Detail

Acer saccharinum L.
soft maple tree


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Acer saccharinum L.
Common Name:  
soft maple tree
Myaamia Name:  
wiihkapaahkwaakaniši
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Hockett, C.F. 1985 Use - Food 

Maple tree sap, called ahsenaamišaapowi was made into maple syrup.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

Sugar maples are used to make sugar.

Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Food 

The sap is gathered for making syrup and maple candy suckers.

Rafert, S. 1989 Related Info 

Maple trees were mentioned.

Tippman, D. 1999 Use - Food 

Sugar maple trees are tapped for obtaining sap for sugaring.

Tippman, D. 1999 Use - Medicinal 

The uncooked sap is used as medicine.

Kinietz, V. 1938 Use - Technology 

"leaves thrown into wild potato batch to make them turn black"

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 

 "It's bark and leaves are darker than those of the sugar maple".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

"sugar made from the soft maple, or softwood maple".

Anonymous 1837 Related Info 

Sugar maple trees mentioned.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in moist or wet soil, especially along riverbanks.

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