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wild mustard

Entry Type:  
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
wild mustard
Myaamia Name:  
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Spring
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas

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Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal 

Leaves used to make a plaster to treat chest colds. ". . . she'd shred those [leaves] real good and then she would pound them and then she used to have a little 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  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Deam, C. 1940 Habitat 

Four weedy mustard (Brassica) species were present in Myaamia lands in the past: field mustard (B. campestris), black mustard (B. nigra), Indian mustard (B. juncea), and wild mustard (Sinapsis arvensis ssp. arvensis; was B. kaber). 

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996  

Charred remains of Brassica sp. found at a Myaamia Village Site (Fort Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).