Species Detail

Undetermined
No Common Name


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
No Common Name
Myaamia Name:  
sitakaana
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  "sunflower"
Botanical Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   "Grows wild and in profusion in Indian Territory"
No Reference Specified   There are a number of sunflowers native to the Indian territory prairies; including the Ashy Sunflower; the Maximillian Sunflower and others. Sitakaana could be any one of these that were common in the past Olds 2004; Email communication between Daryl Baldwin; Dustin Olds; and Mike Gonella, 7/15/04;
Related Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   This sunflower was mentioned by Gatschet without mention of its cultural significance. However; the animate "a" ending on this term indicates cultural importance during older; including precontact; times. The beginning of the word "sit-" is extremely rare in central Algonquian language and no other cognates in other languages have been found Baldwin 2004; Email communication between Daryl Baldwin; Dustin Olds; and Mike Gonella, 7/15/04;