asclepias asperula

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spider milkweed

spider milkweed

CAREFUL- This plant is said to be toxic unless cooked first. Hairy stems with a big round clump of flowers. Growing seed pods in opposing pairs resemble antelope horns. Animals do not eat this because of toxins, but when cooked, it is said to be useable. Flowers, seeds, seed pod, leaves, young shoots. Unopened buds taste like peas. tea made from dried roots used for all kinds of lung conditions, asthma, bronchitis, infections, dilates bronchials, also used for heart conditions. Don’t take while pregnant. Do your own research and test.
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Family/Species/Common name Bordering N/I/E Counties Asclepiadaceae Asclepias asperula (Decne.