Asclepias


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Asclepias

widespread genus of the plant family Asclepiadaceae which contains many poisonous plants, most of them with copious white sap. Contain cardiac glycosides. Cause diarrhea and heart failure syndrome. Includes A. asperula, A. brachystephana, A. curassavica (red cotton bush), A. eriocarpa (A. galioides), A. incarnata, A. labriformis, A. latifolia, A. mexicana, A. pumila, A. physocarpus (Gomphrena physocarpus), A. speciosa, A. subverticillata (A. verticillata), A. syriaca. Called also milkweeds, wild cotton.
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Asclepias exaltata, Gentianella quinquefolia, and Silphium integrifolium, which were not found during the current study but had been documented previously with photography, are included in the list.
Asclepias (tzitzicton 27v y 36v); Berberis (huitzcolohtli 20r); Cirsium (huitzquilitl 8v y 41r, cuauhtlah huitzquilitl 32r); Cupressus (tlatzcan 47v); Liquidambar+ (xochi-oco-tzotl 17v, etc.
Flower-visitors, nectar production, and inflorescence size of Asclepias syriaca.
Optional) gardening materials and Asclepias seeds or seedlings for establishing a certified "monarch waystation" as a follow-up exercise
Gravid adult female spiders used in this study had been placed on common milkweed Asclepias syriaca plants, enclosed by a 35 X 20 cm bag of white nylon tricot, shortly before building their nest on a leaf (Morse 1985) and laying their brood of eggs.
White arvense, Asclepias speciosus Basilarchia Weidemeyer's Apocynum weidemeyerii Admiral androsaemifolium (W.
5 -- Arenaria serpyllifolia (thyme-leave -- -- -- sandwort) Arisaema dracontium (green dragon) * -- -- -- Arisaema triphyllum -- -- -- (jack-in-the-pulpit) * Asarum canadense (wild ginger) * -- -- -- Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed) * -- -- -- Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) * 2.
FLOWERS VISITED: Asclepias curassavica, Bidens pilosa, Blechum pyramidatum, Bouchea prismatica, Cestrum diurnum, Cissus sicyoides, Citrus sp.
99 each of either Achillea, Alchemilla mollis, Asclepias tuberosa, Aster, Astilbe, Echinacea purpurea, Gypsophila, Phlox Bright Eyes, Hollyhock, or Lupin Russell.
For butterflies galore, you might also consider growing an assortment of Asclepias, or milkweed plants.
the hermaphroditic Asclepias quadrifolia and Ipomopsis aggregata, plants