butterfly weed(redirected from Ascelpias tuberosa)
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A North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) having showy clusters of usually bright orange flowers and a root that was formerly used in medicine. Also called pleurisy root.
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(Plants) a North American asclepiadaceous plant, Asclepias tuberosa (or A. decumbens), having flat-topped clusters of bright orange flowers. Also called: orange milkweed or pleurisy root
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|Noun||1.||butterfly weed - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers|
Asclepias tuberosa, chigger flower, chiggerflower, Indian paintbrush, orange milkweed, pleurisy root, tuber root
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