Word Origin for asclepias
Examples from the Web for asclepias
The genus Gomphocarpus is distinguished from Asclepias by the absence of horns or crests in the hoods.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
Indigo of an excellent quality has been obtained in the East from a twining plant, Gymnema tingens or Asclepias tingens.
The soma plant has been thought to be the Asclepias acida,11 a plant growing in Persia and called hom in Persian.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
The caterpillars feed upon different species of the milkweed (Asclepias).The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
The bark of the Cassia auriculata, and the milky juice of the Asclepias gigantea, are used for tanning in India.