Asclepiadaceae Asclepias perennis Walt.

Aquatic Milkweed

Cherokee - Drug, Laxative

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 44

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Scientific name: Asclepias perennis Walt.
USDA symbol: ASPE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Aquatic Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Laxative
Notes: Plant taken as a laxative.

RECRD: 82610 id: 6156