genus Asclepias

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Synonyms for genus Asclepias

genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed

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One noted example for the existence of an herbivore guild consisting of taxonomically unrelated organisms on a group of chemically similar and closely related host plants are the butterfly weeds (genus Asclepias) and their specialized insect herbivores.
Life history evolution of seven milkweeds of the genus Asclepias. Journal of Ecology 64:223-240.