Milkweed en It’s prime time to see Kansas prairie wildflowers <p></p><p>Recent rains came just at the right time to spur and explosion of wildflowers across the Kansas Prairie.&nbsp; Along roadways and in pastures flower paint the prairie with splashes of orange, red, purple, blue, white and yellow reported the <a href="">Wichita Eagle</a>.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 33434 at It’s prime time to see Kansas prairie wildflowers Milkweed II <p>The more than 140 species of milkweed&nbsp; have a long and varied history.&nbsp; Named Asclepius for the Greek god of healing, its medicinal uses are many.&nbsp; However, several species are toxic, so if the plant is used as a health remedy, the user should be well-informed in advance.&nbsp; The physical properties of milkweed have resulted in various uses for the stems and fluff-filled seed pods, including a wartime effort by World War II's greatest generation.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:08:39 +0000 Skip Mancini 4373 at Milkweed II