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Allium cepa L.
cultivated onion


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Allium cepa L.
Common Name:  
cultivated onion
Myaamia Name:  
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

In the traditional Myaamia story of Young Thunder, William Pecongah, he describes the crops he had growing on his 160 acres of reserve land in central Indiana: "There I planted corn, wheat, potatoes, peas, tobacco, beans, apple trees, pumpkins, watermelons, cucumbers, onions, hay, straw, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, turnips, tomatoes, pawpaws, cherries, strawberries, plums, blackhaws, peaches, walnut trees, pecans, hickory nuts, barley and rye".

Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Description 

Allium cepa is a cultivated species originally native to centeral Asia, but now cultivated worldwide, including throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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