Asclepias L.

Common Name: Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

Family: Apocynaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 214. 1753.

Other: Lectotype: A. syriaca (Hitchc. in Prop. Brit. Bot. 136. 1929.) Named for the greek god of medicine Asklepios (Latin Aesculapius). Also placed in Asclepiadaceae.

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