Species Detail

Prunus americana Marshall.
Wild plum tree


Scientific Name:  
Prunus americana Marshall.
Common Name:  
Wild plum tree
Myaamia Name:  
ateehseemišaahkwa
Uses:  
Food, Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Prunus americana Marshall.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Kerr, J. 1935 Use - Unknown  tafumeneke
Anonymous 1837 Use - Unknown  plums
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food 
Marquette, J. Use - Food  plums gathered and preserved.
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  made into plum wine. Jim Strack knew a lady that worked at a beauty shop near him that made wine out of wild plumbs. This woman told his wife; Mary Ellen; how to make it; calling it
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Material  plum stone game played at Miami Tribe of Okalahomas language camps
No Reference Specified Use - Material  traditional food. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana.
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  There is a set of Miami dice made from fruit pits possibly wild plum housed at the National Museum of the American Indian; Washington D.C.
No Reference Specified Use - Material  white plums eaten.
Marquette, J. Use - Food 
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food/Material 
No Reference Specified Use - Food/Material 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food/Material 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  pitted; cooked and eaten.
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Food  For harvesting fruits; put down a tablecloth first and shake the tree
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Horticultural Info 
Botanical Sources  
Prunus americana Marshall.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25   They grow best
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in moist woods; roadsides and fencerows
Related Sources  
Prunus americana Marshall.
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