Species Detail

Iva annua L. I. ciliata
Sumpweed or Marsh Elder


Scientific Name:  
Iva annua L. I. ciliata
Common Name:  
Sumpweed or Marsh Elder
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Iva annua L. I. ciliata
No sources entered.
Botanical Sources  
Iva annua L. I. ciliata
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in moist soils or swamps and waste places
Related Sources  
Iva annua L. I. ciliata
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that sumpweed was either cultivated or "strongly encouraged in wild stands" as a food resource by Late Woodland prior to 700 A.D indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana. Remains of seeds of sumpweed do not appear again after 700 A.D. in Indiana archaeological sites