The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Swamp Milkweed • Wihsakán (wee-sah-quam)
Distinguished by its scarlet hourglass-shaped flowers and white sap, the swamp milkweed is a beautiful wetlands plant. The Menominee harvested the plant "heads" when in full bloom and added them to soup, or stored them for winter use. The Sac and Fox used swamp milkweed root in a strengthening bath, and the plant fibers for making twine, fishnets, and straps.
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 53.29′ N, 77° 0.951′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue Southwest 0.1 miles west of 3rd Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Can you find symbols for the sun, (here, next to this marker); Wingapo (here, next to this marker); Wetlands (a few steps from this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: East (a few steps from this marker); Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar) (within shouting Sunflower • Wádxaweew (wah-ha-way-oh) (within shouting distance of this marker); What is a Grandfather Rock? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.