Species Detail

Undetermined
Wild potato


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
Wild potato
Myaamia Name:  
wiikapaahkwaahkaniša
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Food  tubers eaten.
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  but refers to adding leaves of soft maple to a batch of boiling wild potatoes to turn them black
No Reference Specified Use - Food  the Miami-Illinois term ahpena means potatoes; and indicated a number of species growing in the western prairies.
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Food 
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Food  tubers cooked. may refer to a different species –
Blair, E 1911 Use - Food  tubers boiled in water by a slow fire; and then eaten. :
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Horticultural Info  These wild potatoes are gathered in hoeing time [June]
Botanical Sources  
NULL
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Throwbridge, C.C 1938   Found in abundance in wet prairies
Related Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Clark, J.E. 1993   The Shawnee collected this plant
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   Dunn noted the terms for potato as ahpeniiki also
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   Dunn recorded the following sentence in his word list:
N/A 1998-2006   Topeka means