Milkweed

Definition of Milkweed

Milk´weed`
n.1.(Bot.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates, abounding in a milky juice, and having its seed attached to a long silky down; silkweed. The name is also applied to several other plants with a milky juice, as to several kinds of spurge. Its leaves are a favorite food source for the larvae of the monarch butterfly.

Related Words

Asclepia meadii, Asclepias, Asclepias albicans, Asclepias curassavica, Asclepias exaltata, Asclepias incarnata, Asclepias meadii, Asclepias purpurascens, Asclepias speciosa, Asclepias subverticillata, Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias verticillata, blood flower, butterfly weed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, genus Asclepias, herb, herbaceous plant, horsetail milkweed, Indian paintbrush, Mead's milkweed, orange milkweed, pleurisy root, poison milkweed, poke milkweed, purple silkweed, showy milkweed, silkweed, swallowwort, swamp milkweed, tuber root, white milkweed, whorled milkweed
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