If the asclepias really do kill some insects with their juice, others doubtless owe their lives to it.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
The juice of the common large milk-weeds (Asclepias) will cure warts.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Asclepias, the god of the healing art, was the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Asclepias, pollen of, 193.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
This part had been covered with beautiful flowers, such as sunflowers, red and orange-coloured poppies, and asclepias.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Asclepias one drm., Glycerine two ozs., Syrup of Wild Cherry.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
As we advanced our escort took care to fire every large dry asclepias, to disperse the shades which buried us.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Asclepias is the typical genus.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca L.) is a perennial, native in fields and waste places from Canada to North Carolina and Kansas.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
A mass of waxy pollen or of coherent pollen-grains, as in Asclepias and Orchids.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray