showy milkweed


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Noun1.showy milkweed - milkweed of southern North America having large starry purple and pink flowersshowy milkweed - milkweed of southern North America having large starry purple and pink flowers
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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The two-acre seed nursery, located just north of Mount Pisgah Arboretum, was established in 2002 in an attempt to restore much of the area's native plants, such as the showy milkweed, host of the monarch butterfly, and the wayside aster, which was thought to be extinct until it was found in the Mount Pisgah area in the 1980s.
In Manitoba, common milkweed Asclepias syriaca and showy milkweed Asclepias speciosa, are on this list.