HyperDic: genus_asclepias

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Asclepias:
NOUNplantgenus Asclepias, Asclepiasgenus of chiefly North American perennial herbs
English > genus Asclepias: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggenus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed.
SynonymAsclepias
Member ofAsclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceae, milkweed familywidely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales
Membersmilkweed, silkweedAny of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
Broaderdicot genus, magnoliopsid genusgenus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Spanishasclepias, genus asclepias
Catalanasclepias, genus asclepias

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