EPPO Global Database

Asclepias syriaca(ASCSY)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-04-10

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ASCSY
  • Preferred name: Asclepias syriaca
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Central North America (from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia to Georgia to Texas to North Dakota). Despite its Latin name, and the common names derived from it, A. syriaca is from North America, not from Syria. Before Linnaeus, Cornut gave the American plant he described the same name as a plant from Syria, and Linnaeus followed. Cultiv ated as an ornamental, and introduced into European countries from France to Bulgaria and Russia (potentially invasive)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Asclepias cornuti Decaisne

Common names
Name Language
common milkweed English (US)
silkweed English
gehörnte Seidenpflanze German
syrische Seidenpflanze German
asclépiade de Cornuti French
asclépiade de Syrie French
herbe à la ouate French
herbe aux perruches French
algodoncillo Spanish
asclepia Spanish
vencetosigo común Spanish
albero della seta Italian
lino d'India Italian
melkkruid Dutch
zijdeplant Dutch
ваточник сирийский Russian
ластовень сирийский Russian
ластовник Russian
эскулапова трава Russian
trojeść amerykańska Polish
selyemkóró Hungarian
kërpi i Sirisë Albanian
асклепиас Bulgarian
prava svilenica Croatian
klejicha hedvábná Czech
klejicha vatočník Czech
ceara albinei Romanian
пустенолисна свиленица Serbian
циганско перје Serbian
glejovka americká Slovak
glejovka sýrska Slovak
sirska svilnica Slovene
ваточник сірійський Ukrainian