Photos of Asclepias syriaca, Common milkweed.

Common Milkweed's silky seed tassels used in pillows, feather beds; developed commercially in recent years. The silk was used in the 19th century for thread, netting, tapes, socks, and mixed with cotton for other use. Paper made from plant fibers was developed in Germany in 1785.

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