Seed Pod of the Milkweed
It has been more than once suggested that the "cotton" of the milkweed pod might afford a textile product of commercial value. Be that as it may, the downy mass in which the seeds are embedded is of peculiar interest, and it would be well worth while to attempt to improve the quality of this fiber by selective breeding. We have seen in another connection that the flower of the milkweed also has peculiar interest for the would-be pollenizer.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 10 Chapter 6