Species Detail

Acer saccharinum L.
soft maple tree


Scientific Name:  
Acer saccharinum L.
Common Name:  
soft maple tree
Myaamia Name:  
wiikapaahkwaahkaniša
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Acer saccharinum L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Unknown  maple tree
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  trees tapped for obtaining
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Medicinal  uncooked
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Technology  leaves thrown into wild potato batch to make them turn black p. 65 –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  sugar made from the soft maple; or softwood maple
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  word for soft maple bark
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  sap gathered for making syrup. Maple candy suckers were also made:
Hockett, C.F. 1985 Use - Food  tree sap; called ahsenaamisaapowi was made into maple syrup
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  used to make sugar. p. 1834 –
Anonymous 1837 Use - Unknown  sugar tree
Botanical Sources  
Acer saccharinum L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   moist or wet soil; especially along riverbanks
Related Sources  
Acer saccharinum L.
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