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dogbane vs. milkweed
[ dawg-beyn, dog- ]
- any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, especially A. androsaemifolium, yielding an acrid milky juice and having an intensely bitter root.
[ milk-weed ]
- any of several plants that secrete a milky juice or latex, especially those of the genus Asclepias, as A. syriaca.
- any of various other plants having a milky juice, as certain spurges.