Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca is a herbaceous plant species.The plant's latex contains large quantities of glycosides, making the leaves and seed pods toxic for sheep and other large mammals, and potentially humans (though large quantities of the foul-tasting parts would need to be eaten). The young shoots, young leaves, flower buds and immature fruits are all edible, however it is important to make sure that they are thoroughly and completely cooked before eating them; otherwise they are still toxic. It is important not to confuse young shoots with those of the toxic Spreading Dogbane and Common Dogbane.