Species Detail

Ipomoea batata L.
Sweet potato


Scientific Name:  
Ipomoea batata L.
Common Name:  
Sweet potato
Myaamia Name:  
keekanwakoosia or kiinwaahkoohsia
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ipomoea batata L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  eaten. "Kekanwa kuthiaki"; or "kinwa kussia" or "paxkussia" are the old Miami language terms for wild potatoes; also called batate. Now the shortened term kussia is used for commercial sweet potatoes
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  eaten. "wawikapakosia; sweet potato"
Botanical Sources  
Ipomoea batata L.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Ipomoea batata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
N/A 1998-2006   Sweet potatoes a traditional food
Small, J.K. 1903   Checked in Smalls Flora of the Southeastern U.S.; Gleason and Cronquist; and Coulters Flowering Plants and Ferns of Indiana; none of which mention a sweet potato in the index or within the potato family; nor a batate in the index