Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Omaha - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 109

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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: Omaha
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Boiled young sprouts, floral bud clusters and young, firm green fruits used for food.

RECRD: 31716 id: 6316