Asclepiadaceae Asclepias tuberosa L.

Butterfly Milkweed

Rappahannock - Drug, Snake Bite Remedy

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., R.B. Hassrick and E.S. Carpenter, 1942, Rappahannock Herbals, Folk-Lore and Science of Cures, Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science 10:7-55., page 30

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Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa L.
USDA symbol: ASTUT2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Butterfly Milkweed
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Rappahannock
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Snake Bite Remedy
Notes: Poultice of bruised leaves bound to snakebites.

RECRD: 82698 id: 6361