Asclepias question...nomenclature & trivia

Sandy glencasey at
Sat Oct 30 12:50:53 EST 1999

Mike the Tree Doctor wrote:

> Sandy:
> Any idea why the person who erected the genus (L. ?) chose to name it after
> a god of healing? Are / were there medicinal properties ascribed to these
> plants?
> Mike the Tree Doctor

Hi, yes I think all the milkweed plants had some sort of medicinal uses. Here is
a couple of sites I found, on what they were used for.


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