Asclepiadaceae Asclepias subverticillata (Gray) Vail

Whorled Milkweed

Zuni - Fiber, Clothing

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 77

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Scientific name: Asclepias subverticillata (Gray) Vail
USDA symbol: ASSU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Whorled Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Clothing
Notes: Pods gathered when two thirds ripe and the cotton used for weaving clothing. The cotton was used for weaving beautiful white dance kilts, women's belts and other articles of clothing.

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