swamp milkweed


noun

a coarse milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, growing in swampy places from eastern North America to Colorado, having ball-like clusters of rose-purple flowers.

Nearby words

  1. swamp cypress,
  2. swamp fever,
  3. swamp locust,
  4. swamp mallow,
  5. swamp maple,
  6. swamp pink,
  7. swamp rabbit,
  8. swamp rose,
  9. swamp sparrow,
  10. swamp white oak

Origin of swamp milkweed

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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