Species Detail

Cornus florida L.
dogwood


Scientific Name:  
Cornus florida L.
Common Name:  
dogwood
Myaamia Name:  
akanteemiĊĦi
Uses:  
Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Technology  wood used for arrows.
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Technology  Peoria arrows were made of hickory and dogwood p. 2661 –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Technology  arrows made of wood of dogwood tree. "nahhpikaxkwi kaneki; dogwood; arrow made of it" p. 1357 –
Botanical Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Cornus florida L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Allouez, C.J. 1903   Allouez remarked about the Illinois use of bow and arrow: "They ordinarily carry only the warclub; bow; and a quiver full of arrows; which they discharge so adroitly and quickly; that men armed with guns; have hardly time to raise them to the shoulder. They also carry a large buckler made of skins of wild cattle; which is arrow-proof; and covers the whole body" p. 78 –
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   Dunn lists the Miami-Illinois term "akandamindji" for dogwood and "ikalwi" for dogwood tree p. 1779dw –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   Gatschet lists the Miami-Illinois term "ikalwi" for the dogwood tree or bush as well as "neehpikaahkwi kaneki" for dogwood; literally translated as tree/shrub with red legs [bark] p. 2661 & p. 1357 –
Gravier, J. ca. 1700   Father Gravier listed the Miami-Illinois term