Species Detail

Monotropa uniflora L.
Indian pipe; Snowdrops


Scientific Name:  
Monotropa uniflora L.
Common Name:  
Indian pipe; Snowdrops
Myaamia Name:  
kyeehkiiwanitia
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Monotropa uniflora L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  "kiaxkikwanitia pakateki; snowdrop flower"
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  "kaxkikwanitia; one or what has the neck broken; snowdrop flower. The flowers look like they are bending over from the stalk and are the earliest to pierce the snow in the spring"
Botanical Sources  
Monotropa uniflora L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in rich woods
Related Sources  
Monotropa uniflora L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Steyermark, J.A. 1963   Steyermark mentions that this species is edible--perhaps this was a very early spring food