Species Detail

Juglans cinerea L.
Butternut tree


Scientific Name:  
Juglans cinerea L.
Common Name:  
Butternut tree
Myaamia Name:  
kiinošiši
Uses:  
Food, Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring, NA
Habitats:  
Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Juglans cinerea L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Material  Human-charred butternut/walnut timbers were recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kin8chichi8ingi"; butternut
No Reference Specified Description  "Butternut has a shell that looks something like a walnut but theyre smaller . . .Theyre long; almost twice as long as a walnut . . Theyre oblong"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "sinkisisa; butternut tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kinocici; butternut tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  nuts gathered for food
Botanical Sources  
Juglans cinerea L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   "A lot of hazelnut around [then]" "they dont seem to grow very good any more; the hazelnuts do; likewise with butternuts. I dont know whether they [people] going after the wood of the butternut trees or what cause it but the butternut just seemed to die out. The butternuts youd pretty near had to fight with the squirrels to get em; cause they really; I mean they really ate the butternuts. If one falls out; . . .if one drop out of a tree there were a couple of squirrels watching . . . "
No Reference Specified   rich; moist soils throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Juglans cinerea L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Also known as sinkisisa
No Reference Specified   "The Potawatomie Indians drank a tea made from the inner bark of the butternut for stomach upsets"