Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Chippewa - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 140

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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: Vegetable
Notes: Tender leaves, young green seed pods, sprouts and tops cooked as greens.

RECRD: 32007 id: 6287