Entry Detail

Cornus stolonifera L.
red osier dogwood, red willow


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Cornus stolonifera L.
Common Name:  
red osier dogwood, red willow
Myaamia Name:  
neehpikaahkwi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Customs 

The inner bark is used for tobacco mixture. "näpĭkakkĭ, red willow inner bark used for killinkinnick".

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

"nä’hpikáxkwi red willow, a bush or growth called so from the color of the bark, kaxkwi, about 5-7 feet high".

Dunn, J.P. 1919 Related Info 

"The dried bark of the [red] osier willow scraped fine"

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Customs 

The inner bark is used for killikinnick [composed of both tobacco and dogwood].

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Found along streambanks and in moist woods.

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

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