milkweed family


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Related to milkweed family: dogbane family, Thistle family
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Noun1.milkweed family - widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianalesmilkweed family - widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Gentianales, order Gentianales - an order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous flowers; Gentianaceae; Apocynaceae; Asclepiadaceae; Loganiaceae; Oleaceae; Salvadoraceae
asclepiad - any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias, genus Asclepias - genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
Araujia, genus Araujia - small genus of South American evergreen vines
genus Cynancum - genus of perennial tropical African lianas
genus Hoya - large genus of climbing shrubs of Australia and Asia and Polynesia
genus Periploca, Periploca - genus of woody vines of warm regions of the Old World
genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma - succulent subshrubs or vines; tropical and subtropical India and Africa and Malaysia
genus Stapelia - genus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti; found from Africa to East India
genus Stephanotis - genus of Old World tropical woody vines
genus Vincetoxicum, Vincetoxicum - genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote
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This last brood will need nectar plants, but Monarchs will only lay their eggs on plants in the milkweed family, Asclepiadaceae.
They sound innocent enough--called "pale swallow-wort" and "black swallow-wort," and both are members of the milkweed family.
Most people seem to be familiar with Monarchs and the fact that they lay eggs only on plants in the milkweed family.