Definition of Showy milkweed

1. Noun. Milkweed of southern North America having large starry purple and pink flowers.

Exact synonyms: Asclepias Speciosa
Generic synonyms: Milkweed, Silkweed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Showy Milkweed

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showwoman
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showy
showy daisy
showy goldenrod
showy lady's-slipper
showy lady slipper
showy milkweed (current term)
showy orchis
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Literary usage of Showy milkweed

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1. Rubber-content of North American Plants by Harvey Monroe Hall, Frances Louise Long (1921)
"ASCLEPIAS SPECIOSA (showy milkweed). Description.—Plant a robust, erect perennial herb, 4 to 6 feet high ; roots connected by deep horizontal branches, ..."

2. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"Two milk- weeds, known as the common milkweed and the showy milkweed, are distinguished ... The common milkweed has oblong leaves, while the showy milkweed, ..."

3. Pamphlets on Forestry in Nevada (1905)
"How to Distinguish the Narrow-Leaved Milkweed from the showy milkweed. The showy-leaved milkweed is quite abundant in Nevada, but it is not nearly so ..."

4. Reports of the Survey (1899)
"Two milk- weeds, known as the common milkweed and the showy milkweed, are distinguished ... The common milkweed has oblong leaves, while the showy milkweed, ..."

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