than just a pretty plant
Carolus Linnaeus named the genus after Asklepios,
the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses
for the milkweed plants. Clemson
Americans used the tough inside fibers of this plant to make
rope and fishing nets.
They also used
it as a medicine. The sap of the milkweed was used to treat
They even sweetened things with the nectar of the
Milkweed Silk was used, by the government, as stuffing
for life jackets.
- Signs of Summer Milkweed facts
a milkweed check-up to check for signs of pollution
birds use milkweed plants, too.
Fact: Ecology is the study of the interactions between
living things and their environment.
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