Asclepias involucrata

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Asclepias involucrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. involucrata
Binomial name
Asclepias involucrata
Engelm. ex Torr.

Asclepias involucrata (common name dwarf milkweed), is a plant found in the American southwest.


The Zuni people mix the dry powdered root with saliva and use it for an unspecified illness.[1] The Zuni also note that this plant is favored by jackrabbits.[2]


  1. ^ Camazine, Scott and Robert A. Bye 1980 A Study Of The Medical Ethnobotany Of The Zuni Indians of New Mexico. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2:365-388 (p. 373)
  2. ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 65)