a coarse milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, growing in swampy places from eastern North America to Colorado, having ball-like clusters of rose-purple flowers.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of swamp milkweed
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Words nearby swamp milkweed
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