genus Asclepias

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Noun1.genus Asclepias - genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweedgenus Asclepias - 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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Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.) east of the Rocky Mountains migrate each fall to high-altitude oyamel fir forests (Abies religiosa H.B.K.) in Mexico, return the following spring to the southern United States, and establish a new generation by laying their eggs on milkweeds of the genus Asclepias. This first spring generation then continues the migration northeasterly into the midwestern and northeastern states, where two or more additional generations develop over the spring and summer (Malcolm et al., 1993; Brower, 1995; Howard and Davis, 2004; Miller et al., 2011).
In past chloroplast genome has been assessed for phylogenetic study of Apocynaceae in genus Asclepias (Mark et al.
In honor of Asclepius, bot--anists have used his name for the genus Asclepias and also the family of the Asclepi-adaceae, milkweeds that are characterized by the secretion of an unpleasant latex.