Species Detail

Vernonia spp. Shreber
Ironweed


Scientific Name:  
Vernonia spp. Shreber
Common Name:  
Ironweed
Myaamia Name:  
kiĊĦiinkwia
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Vernonia spp. Shreber
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description  Shoe-string or iron-weed; tepprosia?-Gatschets notes; has stalks 3-4 feet high; with purple colored flowers
Small, J.K. 1903 Description  V. fasciculata; V. baldwinii; V. drummondii; or V. gigantea were all common in Oklahoma in 1903 and could be the species for this Miami plant
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal  leaves made into poultices for sores. "kishingwia . . . iron weed . . . leaves are used for poultices on sores"
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  the word takwakia may have referred to an ironweed used tea cleanse the blood
Botanical Sources  
Vernonia spp. Shreber
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Smooth ironweed V. fasciculata Michx.; western ironweed V. baldwinii Torr.; tall ironweed V. gigantea Trel.; and ? V. drummondii ?--see Small all occur in prairies and woods in both eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Vernonia spp. Shreber
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   "Takwakia" is the Miami word for another plant species called ironweed.