Definition of Purple silkweed

1. Noun. Perennial of eastern North America having pink-purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Asclepias Purpurascens
Generic synonyms: Milkweed, Silkweed

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Silkweed

purple onion
purple orchis
purple osier
purple patch
purple patches
purple pea
purple poppy mallow
purple prose
purple rock brake
purple sage
purple sandpiper
purple sanicle
purple saxifrage
purple silkweed (current term)
purple state
purple strawberry guava
purple swamphen
purple swamphens
purple trillium
purple velvet plant
purple virgin's bower
purple willow
purple yam

Literary usage of Purple silkweed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"purple silkweed. 5. A. obtusifolia Mich.: stem simple, erect, smooth; leaves closely sessile, somewhat cordate and clasping, oblong, obtuse, undulate on the ..."

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