Species Detail

Asclepias variegata L.
white milkweed


Scientific Name:  
Asclepias variegata L.
Common Name:  
white milkweed
Myaamia Name:  
alemontehsa
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Asclepias variegata L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - None  lamondassa
Botanical Sources  
Asclepias variegata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in upland woods and thickets
Related Sources  
Asclepias variegata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   shoots of the smaller species of Asclepias or of the white-flowered milkweed; were not eaten according to Dunn
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   literal meaning of Miami word means puppy--possibly a name for the seedling of the dogbane plant that would have been very similar in look to young shoots of the food plant; common milkweed; but not eaten authors note. The Miami "used green shoots of milkweed - dont use small purplish stem with slim-sharp pointed leaves"