Entry Detail

American false pennyroyal

Entry Type:  
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
American false pennyroyal
Myaamia Name:  
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Spring
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic

Media not available.
Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal 

"wässiakwi a weed 2 - 2.5 feet, wild pennyroyal, is burned on charcoal and a blanket has to cover the patient who avoids certain kinds of game".

Rafert, S. 1992 Use - Medicinal 

Tea used as a blood thinner or conditioner, similar to sassafras.

Bush, L. L 1996 Use - Food 

Human charred remains of Hedeoma pulegioides recovered from historic Myaamia Village at the forks of the Wabash (Fort Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).

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

Occurs in upland woods in both eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900  

"pätsakakĭ, pennyroyal and 'common everlasting"

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

"patsakakĭ, peppermint"