Milkweed grows wild in most rural areas and is most well known for its vital role in the life cycle of Monarch butterflies. Its scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek deity associated with medicine and healing. These photos depict a young Coronis - a mortal and the mother of Asclepius - as she might have been as a child. Her tale involves a white raven, betrayal, and eventually death. But before all of this, she was a carefree wilderness princess.
Being healed by Asclepius often included being visited by him or one of his daughters during a dream. From this sleep, one would wake up with a cure.