Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Mahuna - Other, Fasteners

Use documented by:
Romero, John Bruno, 1954, The Botanical Lore of the California Indians, New York. Vantage Press, Inc., page 51

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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: Mahuna
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Fasteners
Notes: Milky juice used to mount precious stones into necklaces, earrings, collars, and bracelets.

RECRD: 46819 id: 6300