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Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
wahoo, burning bush


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Euonymous atropurpureus Jacq.
Common Name:  
wahoo, burning bush
Myaamia Name:  
mahweeyaahkwi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Description 

Upright shrub to 2.5 meters tall.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 

A plant six to seven feet high.

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.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900  

Dunn gives this word as 'mawhaíakwĭ', Eastern wahoo, or Euonymous atropurpureus. He also gives 'wapákkwĭ'  with the same species identification. Literally means "wolf wood".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

This plant was popularly called "wohu" or "wahoo" on the Peoria reservation, and is also known as "panther bush".

Steyermark, J.A. 1963  

"The leaves and fruit are reported to possess purgative properties, and at one time the bark of the root was used medicinally but is now occasionally found employed as a gastric stimulant and cathartic. The powdered bark was used by the Indians for tobacco. The wood was used for arrows by American Indian's".

Moerman, D. 2003  

Used by the Meskwaki to treat facial sores, and weak or sore eyes; by the Mohegan as a cathartic/physic; and by the Winnebago to treat uterine troubles.