Asclepiadaceae Asclepias syriaca L.

Common Milkweed

Potawatomi - Food, Soup

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 96

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Soup
Notes: Flowers and buds used to thicken meat soups and to impart a very pleasing flavor to the dish.

RECRD: 277 id: 6327