asclepias

noun
  1. 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 AsclepiadaceaeSometimes called: milkweed

Word Origin for asclepias

Greek asklēpias swallowwort
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