Asclepias tuberosa

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Asclepias tuberosa: Asclepias verticillata, Asclepias curassavica
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for Asclepias tuberosa

erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers

References in periodicals archive ?
Asclepias tuberosa did not establish in 2000, but did so the following year.
One plant each of Hedyotis nigricans (narrowleaf bluet), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed), and Prenanthes aspera (white lettuce) were located.
The vibrant orange-flowered butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa can be seen with monarchs and morning cloaks fluttering around it.
Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Ambrosia coronopirolia, Lithospermum carolinense, Comandra richardsoniana, and Artemisia ludoviciana), and legumes (Lathyrus venosus, Amorpha canescens, and Lespedeza capitata).
For instance, species with flowers lasting several days or more, such as Asclepias tuberosa and the orchid Platanthera blephariglottis, are reported to have low to intermediate rates of pollinator visitation (Wyatt 1981; Cole and Firmage 1984), whereas tropical species pollinated by trap-lining (and presumably more reliable) euglossine bees, have shorter-lived flowers (Janzen 1971).
The preferred plants were butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa L.
In addition, Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed) and Potentilla arguta (tall cinquefoil) were excluded from all analysis of treatment effects because of very low emergence rates (zero and one seed emerged respectively).
The first plants to inhabit the study site after disturbance presumably belonged to native species such as Eleocharis rostellata and Asclepias tuberosa, and to escaped species grown elsewhere in cultivation, for example, Juniperus horizontalis.
As the entire family worked in the yard cutting back last year's growth, we noticed little caterpillars crawling on the Asclepias tuberosa - a k a butterfly weed.