Purple Silkweed (Asclepias lanceolata)
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The following uses have been recorded for many other members of this genus, it is fairly safe to assume they can also be applied to this species[K].
A fibre is obtained from the bark[92, 99]. It is used in twine, coarse cloth, paper etc[92, 99].
The seed floss is used to stuff pillows etc or is mixed with other fibres to make cloth[168, 169]. It is a Kapok substitute, used in Life Jackets or as a stuffing material. It is very water repellent. The floss has also been used to mop up oil spills at sea.
Rubber can be made from latex contained in the leaves and the stems[57, 92, 112].
Cultivation & Habitat
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