Common Milkweed – Asclepias Syriaca: The Monarch of the Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants

Common milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

In Chippewa, ini’niwunj meaning “man like”, common milkweed is a monarch of the edible and medicinal wild plant kingdom. Let’s cultivate this king of herbs for the butterflies more than we eat it, please! Milkweeds folk names are somewhat all over the place, as there are tons of varieties, and many probably don’t refer mainly …

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