Asclepias

Butterfly weed (A. tuberosa). My favorite.Purple (A. purpurascens). Other people’s favorite.

“It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice.” […] The rights of working people, of women, of black people have not depended on decisions of the courts. Like the other branches of the political system, the courts have recognized these rights only after citizens have engaged in direct action powerful enough to win these rights for themselves.”  ~ Howard Zinn

1 Response to “Asclepias”


  1. 1 alaspooryorick June 28, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Linnaeus named the genus after Asclepius, the Greek god of healing.


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