Entry Detail

Carpinus caroliniana walter.
ironwood, musclewood


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Carpinus caroliniana walter.
Common Name:  
ironwood, musclewood
Myaamia Name:  
myaalwamiši
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Related Info 

American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), also known as musclewood (or ironwood or blue beech) has smooth, grey, muscle-textured trunk and bark and the Myaamia word myaawaamiši refers to this aspect of this species. Eastern Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) is also known as ironwood, but is not known for its muscle-textured stems, having brownish, shreddy trunk bark.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

"miálwamĭndjĭ, ironwood"

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

Occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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