Asclepias

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asclepias

(əˈskliːpɪəs)
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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