I first created this site back in 1998 to document the wild plants that I encountered. But it has grown into a clearinghouse of information on landscaping, backyard birds, butterfly gardening, plant identification and making paper from plant fiber. After leaving Kansas, I thought of deleting the site. But realize it has a wealth of information that people rely upon.
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Plant Fiber Name
Common Milkweed Bast
Plant Fiber Description
Common milkweed stem fiber produces a cottony soft paper. The resulting paper sparkles in the sun because of the naturally occurring silica found in the paper.
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