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
Draper, L.C 1815-1891 Use - Food  sugar camps were inhabited in the spring
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
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
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  sap gathered for making syrup. Maple candy suckers were also made:
Botanical Sources  
Acer saccharum L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   rich to dry woods and uplands
Related Sources  
Acer saccharum L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Kerr, J. 1935   two other representations of Miami-Illinois terms for the sugar maple tree are
No Reference Specified   McPherson wrote p. 141-142 –