Asclepiadaceae Asclepias sp.


Kiowa - Food, Fruit

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 47

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Scientific name: Asclepias sp.
Common names: Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fruit
Notes: Young fruits, after first removing the outer 'hairy' surface, cooked and eaten.

RECRD: 10900 id: 6180