Asclepias


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asclepias

(əˈskliːpɪəs)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the perennial mostly tuberous genus Asclepias; some are grown as garden or greenhouse plants for their showy orange-scarlet or purple flowers: family Asclepiadaceae. Sometimes called: milkweed
2. (Botany) any plant of the perennial mostly tuberous genus Asclepias; some are grown as garden or greenhouse plants for their showy orange-scarlet or purple flowers: family Asclepiadaceae. Sometimes called: milkweed
[Greek asklēpias swallowwort]
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Noun1.asclepias - genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweedAsclepias - genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Asclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceae, milkweed family - widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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Other cases could be given; for instance in plants, the very curious contrivance of a mass of pollen-grains, borne on a foot-stalk with a sticky gland at the end, is the same in Orchis and Asclepias,--genera almost as remote as possible amongst flowering plants.
The doctor, map in hand, recognized the kingdom of Damerghou, an undulating region of great fertility, in which the huts that compose the villages are constructed of long reeds interwoven with branches of the asclepia.
Yes, milkweed, Asclepias, is the host plant for Monarch butterflies, but there are so many more plants that you can choose to plant in your yard to attract other pollinators and beneficial insects.
1929; Norden & Batra 1985 Asclepiadaceae Asclepias Mead's Betz et al.
I loved Unwins Little Growers, designed to get kids interested with attractive bright packaging and fun names to pique their interest: Nasturtium Jeepers Creepers, Antirrhinum Snapdragons, Asclepias Hedgehogs, Mexican hats (coneflowers), sunflowers and Tagetes, pumpkins and courgette balls.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
Some milkweed plants to include in the garden are Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa; White Milkweed, Asclepias variegate; Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnate; Antelope Horns, Asclepias asperu la; and Purple Milkweed, Asclepias purpures-cens.
Species present there included Apios tuberosa, Asclepias incarnata, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Lobelia cardinalis, L.
According to biologists at CEMDE, curry leaf tree, lemon and other citrus fruits, asclepias or milk weed varieties, ageratum also called white weed, nerium and bael tree attract maximum number of butterflies.
Insect Herbivores Affect Mycorrhizal Interactions in Asclepias syriaca.
especially auriculata and purpurea), Allium canadense, Apocynum cannabinum, Asclepias tuberosa, Desmanthus illinoensis, Desmodium spp.
A proprietary formula was found to owe its estrogenic property to Glycyrrhiza glabra, Aletris farinosa, Helonias luteum and Asclepias tuberosa, but principally to the licorice (Costello 1950).