Definition of Genus asclepias
1. Noun. Genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Asclepiadaceae, Family Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family
Member holonyms: Milkweed, Silkweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Asclepias
Literary usage of Genus asclepias
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1. Rubber-content of North American Plants by Harvey Monroe Hall, Frances Louise Long (1921)
"THE genus asclepias, OH TRUE MILKWEEDS. Since most of the species here discussed belong to the genus Asclepias, a preliminary account of this group of ..."
2. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"... and lowlands) belong to the genus Asclepias. The most showy of native US milkweeds is A. tuberosa, more generally called butterfly weed and pleurisy ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"A few fossil-leaves from rocks of Tertiary age at Kumi, Greece, have been referred to in the genus Asclepias. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science: A Guide for the Pharmaceutist by Hiram V. Sweringen (1882)
"... That family or natural order of plants to which belongs the genus Asclepias. ASCLEPIAS. A genus of plants. ..."
5. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... into wax-like or granular masses (pollinia), etc., as explained under the typical genus Asclepias. ..."