Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Chippewa - Food, Preserves

Use documented by:
Densmore, Frances, 1928, Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #44:273-379, page 320

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Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca L.
USDA symbol: ASSY (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Common Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Preserves
Notes: Flowers cut up, stewed and eaten like preserves.

RECRD: 42990 id: 6286