What is another word for silkweed?

Pronunciation: [sˈɪlkwiːd] (IPA)

Silkweed is a common name given to a number of flowering plants known for their woolly, silky hairs on the seeds. Some synonym names for silkweed include Common Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Swamp Milkweed, and Whorled Milkweed. Common Milkweed is usually found in fields, meadows, and roadsides. Butterfly Weed is a much smaller plant and typically bright orange in color. Swamp Milkweed, as the name suggests, grows in wet marshy areas and is typically pink or purple in color. Whorled Milkweed is a less common plant and has whorled leaves, with clusters of small pink or white flowers. Regardless of the name, all these plants are beneficial to pollinators like bees and butterflies.

What are the hypernyms for Silkweed?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Silkweed

Yet evidently it is not the perfume of any flower that attracts the bees; they pay no attention to the sweet-scented lilac, or to heliotrope, but work upon sumach, silkweed, and the hateful snapdragon.
"Locusts and Wild Honey"
John Burroughs

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