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Vernonia spp. Shreber
ironweed


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Vernonia spp. Shreber
Common Name:  
ironweed
Myaamia Name:  
kiiĊĦiinkwia
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal 

"kishingwia . . . iron weed . . . leaves are used for poultices on sores".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Related Info 

"takwákia" is the Myaamia word for another plant species called ironweed.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 

Shoe-string or iron-weed, tepprosia, has stalks 3-4 feet high, with purple colored flowers.

Small, J.K. 1903 Description 

V. fasciculata, V. baldwinii, V. drummondii, or V. gigantea all have a generally similar look, and were all common in Oklahoma in 1903.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal 

The word takwákia may have referred to an ironweed used tea cleanse the blood.

Jackson, J. 2000 Related Info 

The Yuchi of Eastern Oklahoma (originally from eastern Tennessee) use sagedi'tae (ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata), or bear paw, in their Green Corn ceremony, in treatment for pain in the upper and lower legs, and other body aches. The plant's flowering is coincidental with the ripening of corn and indicates the time for the Green Corn ceremony.

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

Smooth ironweed (V. fasciculata), western ironweed (V. baldwinii), and tall ironweed (V. gigantea) all occur in prairies and woods in both eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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