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(1) Asclepia syriaca, common milkweed, common silkweed, cottonweed, silky swallowtail, Virginia silk, wild cotton A perennial herb with a milky white sap, which was used topically by Native Americans for skin complaints—e.g., fungal infections, poison ivy, warts, once used internally for gastrointestinal and respiratory conditions; the root is poisonous
(2) Aesclepias tuberosa, see Pleurisy root
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2.--Mean number of stems by age class for Asclepias viridis plants excavated from grassland and roadside sites
The North American species of Asclepias. Annals of the Miissouri Botanical Garden 41:1-211.
Phylogenetic Relationships of Asclepias (Apocynaceae) inferred from Non- coding Chloroplast DNA Sequences.
Das plantas que nao estavam no formulario 1 e que foram incriminadas como toxicas pelos entrevistados, destacam-se Asclepias curassavica e Pterodon emarginatus.
Nombre cientifico Nombre comun Familia Amaranthus spinosus Bledo Amaranthaceae Asclepias curassavica Viborana Asclepiadaceae Impatiens wallerana China Balsaminaceae Lepidium virginicum Lentejuela Brassicaceas Drymaria cordata Cinquillo Caryophyllaceae Ipomoea purpurea Churristate Convolvulaceae Cyperus odoratus Cortadera Cyperaceae Mimosa pudica Dormilona Leguminosae Boerhavia erecta Hierba blanca Nyctaginaceae Ischaemum indicum Ratana Poacea Pilea spp.
(Primulaceae) Pimpernell with blue flowers Asclepias Kakatundi, Blood Erect shrub with curassavica L.
Twenty-one of the 93 native species have C values of 7 or higher, including Carex careyana, Iris brevicaulis and Oligoneuron riddellii with C = 9, Amelanchier laevis, Aristolochia serpentaria, Asclepias exaltata, Carya laciniosa, Epifagus virginiana, Erigeron pulchellus, Trillium grandiflorum and Veronicastrum virginicum with C = 8, and 10 species with C = 7 (Appendix 1).
Sin embargo, la derivacion de sustantivos verbales en nahuatl (Andrews, 1975) contradice el analisis etimologico de Reko; creemos que la planta ilustrada en el C-B corresponde a alguna especie de Asclepias. Stevens (2001) reporta que Asclepias notha W.D.
(especially auriculata and purpurea), Allium canadense, Apocynum cannabinum, Asclepias tuberosa, Desmanthus illinoensis, Desmodium spp.
Costs and benefits of flower abscission and fruit abortion of Asclepias speciosa.
The research focused on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca.