Asclepiadaceae Asclepias speciosa Torr.

Showy Milkweed

Flathead - Drug, Gastrointestinal Aid

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 66

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Scientific name: Asclepias speciosa Torr.
USDA symbol: ASSP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Showy Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Flathead
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gastrointestinal Aid
Notes: Fresh roots chewed or dried, pulverized and boiled and used for stomachache.

RECRD: 45573 id: 6216