Milk-weed sentence example

  • Milk-weed, Silk-weed (Asclepias) - A large genus of strong-growing herbaceous perennials, few of them adapted for the flower garden, as they require a good deal of room, and are not attractive.
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  • Cornuti (the common Milk-weed)-also known as A. syriaca-grows vigorously to a height of 4 feet, and bears umbels of deep purple fragrant flowers, of which bees seem to be fond.
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  • A. incarnata (the Swamp Milk-weed) is a good waterside plant with rose-purple flowers.
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  • A. quadrifolia (Four-leaved Milk-weed) bears fragrant terminal heads of lilac-white flowers early in the summer.
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  • A. rubra (the Red Milk-weed) is a distinct tall-growing plant with long bright green foliage, and large umbels of purple-red flowers.
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  • A. variegata (Variegated Milk-weed) has dense umbels of handsome white flowers with a reddish centre.
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