Species Detail

Brassica sp. L.
wild mustard


Scientific Name:  
Brassica sp. L.
Common Name:  
wild mustard
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Spring
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Brassica sp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal  seeds used for unspecified purpose. Leaves used to make a plaster to treat chest colds. ". . .shed was those [leaves] real good and then she would pound them and then she used to have alittle sugar sack or something and shed put those inside that sugar sack; you know and lay them on the chest. She called it a mustard plaster"
Botanical Sources  
Brassica sp. L.
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Related Sources  
Brassica sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996   charred remains of Brassica sp. found at a Miami Village Site (Ft. Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).