butterfly weed(redirected from Ascelpias tuberosa)
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Related to Ascelpias tuberosa: Asclepias verticillata, Asclepias curassavica
butterfly weed:see milkweedmilkweed,
common name for members of the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly perennial herbs and shrubs characterized by milky sap, a tuft of silky hairs attached to the seed (for wind distribution), and (usually) a climbing habit.
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