Species Detail

Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Sweet everlasting


Scientific Name:  
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Common Name:  
Sweet everlasting
Myaamia Name:  
peetihsahki also for peppermint
Uses:  
Customs
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Customs  the old Miamis use a mixture of dried; leaves of common everlasting Gnaphalium polycephalum; which the Weas call pawakiki; and the Miamis patsaki odorous with tobacco and red cedar. They are dried and rubbed in the hands until a fine powder; and thrown to the manito [the Great Spirit]
No Reference Specified Use - Customs  mixed with tobacco for smoking
No Reference Specified Use - Customs  living plant placed at Miami family gravesite in Francis Slocum cemetary
Botanical Sources  
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Common native weedy species occurring in dry soils and open areas in woods
Related Sources  
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Peppermint; Mentha piperita; was also added to this mixture sometimes; and was called patsakgi