Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca Milkweed oil from the seeds can be easily converted into cinnamic acid, which can be used as a sunscreen. Also used as a vegetable by Native Americans.Continue reading "Milkweed"
Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica Stems contain a toxic milky compound resinoid (galitoxin). Several glycosides and an alkaloid have been isolated.Continue reading "Scarlet Milkweed"
Scientific Name: Cynachum louiseae An invasive species in the milkweed family. Has antibacterial and antifungal compounds.Continue reading "Black Swallowort"