Species Detail

Morus rubra L.
Mulberry tree


Scientific Name:  
Morus rubra L.
Common Name:  
Mulberry tree
Myaamia Name:  
mihtekwapimiĊĦi
Uses:  
Food, 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  
Morus rubra L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Technology  wood used for making bows. mihtekwaapimi?aahkwa [modern Miami]; or "mtakwapijakwa; bow wood used for making bows"
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  blossoms cooked as a vegetable. "mihtekwaapimi?i; used to gather bloom of native mulberry and cook as a vegetable"
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  berries gathered
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Unknown  "mangaraking8eminja; meurier"; mulberry
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Technology  red cedar; black locust and mulberry tree wood used for shorter war bows
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  wood used for making bows.
Botanical Sources  
Morus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in rich soils of woods and flood plains in eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Morus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   The Miami-Illinois term mitteg8aba is described by LeBoullenger as the term for bow wood; but the closely related word mihtehkwaapa does not mean that in Gravier and Dunn. Le Boullengers word means bow or bowstring in sister languages; but never bowstring in Miami-Illinois. The accuracy of LeBoullengers interpretation is somewhat questionable