Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Omaha - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, A Study in the Ethnobotany of the Omaha Indians, Nebraska State Historical Society Collections 17:314-57., page 325

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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: Inflorescence, before the flower buds opened, and young fruits used as greens.

RECRD: 31862 id: 6317