Definition of milkweed in English:

milkweed

Syllabification: milk·weed
Pronunciation: /ˈmilkˌwēd
 
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noun

  • 1A herbaceous American plant with milky sap. Some kinds attract butterflies, some yield a variety of useful products, and some are grown as ornamentals.
    • Genus Asclepias, family Asclepiadaceae: several species, in particular the common milkweed (A. syriaca)
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    • Some of the primary plants for butterfly larvae include: aspen, alfalfa, clover, nettle, pearly everlasting, milkweed, grasses, hackberry, parsley, vetch, and willow.
    • Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.
    • The larvae absorb toxins from their food plant, milkweed.

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