Species Detail

Quercus rubra L.
Red oak


Scientific Name:  
Quercus rubra L.
Common Name:  
Red oak
Myaamia Name:  
maamhkatiaahkatwi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "mamhkatiakatwi used for red and blackjack oak"
No Reference Specified Horticultural Info  Oak and hickory nuts are available in the Fall; and have irregular peak mast harvest; separated by a range of 1-4 years. This means that oak and hickory peak masts are irregular; but variation in yields in consistent from year to year; thus enabling Native Americans to plan for taking advantage of peak masts. The largest masts occur when tree crowns are exposed to maximum sun--Native Americans could also have easily thinned trees to increase size and production of remaining trees
Botanical Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in various types of woods
Related Sources  
Quercus rubra L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   The Miami-Illinois term for vase of acorn; or nut; is alakaya