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Crataegus sp.
red haw, hawthorn


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Crataegus sp.
Common Name:  
red haw, hawthorn
Myaamia Name:  
waawiikapimišaahkwi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Food 

Berries gathered and eaten. "Oh my we liked redhaws".

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Redhaw fruits are eaten raw or made into jellies and pies.

No Reference Specified  

wawĭkápĭmĭnjákwĭ given by Jacob Dunn as "haw bush"

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Description

Crataegus spp. are most commonly called hawthorns, some are black, called black hawthorns, and some are red, called redhaws. Blackhaws are usually referring to Viburnum prunifolium, not Crataegus.

Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Most species in this genus are found in disturbed sites or seral communities, including oldfields, fencerows and thickets.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996  

Human charred remains of Crataegus sp. found at a Myaamia Village site at the forks of the Wabash (Ft. Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler site).