Species Detail

Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Wahoo; Burning bush


Scientific Name:  
Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Common Name:  
Wahoo; Burning bush
Myaamia Name:  
mahweeyaahkwi
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description  A plant six to seven feet high
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991 Description  Upright shrub to 2.5 m
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  Dunn lists the word "mawhaiakwi" and "wapakkwi"; as the plant called wahoo; or Euonymous atropurpureus
Botanical Sources  
Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   Observed growing on the Peoria reservation
Related Sources  
Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   Popularly called "wohu" or "wahoo" on the Peoria reservation. Also known as "panther bush."
Steyermark, J.A. 1963   Wahoo or burning bush. "The leaves and fruit are reported to possess purgative properties; and at one time the bark of the root was used medicinally but is now occaisonally found employed as a gastric stimulant and cathartic. The powdered bark was used by the Indians for tobacco. The wood was used for arrows by American Indians