Asclepias subverticillata

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Asclepias subverticillata
Asclepias subverticillata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. subverticillata
Binomial name
Asclepias subverticillata
(Gray) Vail

Asclepias subverticillata, also known as whorled milkweed, is a plant found in the United States.


Among the Zuni people the buds are eaten by little boys.[1] The pods are also gathered when two-thirds ripe and the fibers are used for weaving clothing.[2] The coma is made into cords and used for fastening plumes to the prayer sticks.[3]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 p.65
  2. ^ Stevenson p.77
  3. ^ Stevenson p.85