|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Gentianales||Gentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others|
|Family||Asclepiadaceae||Includes some herbs, twining shrubs, lianas, leafless stem succulents, rarely trees|
|Genus||Asclepias||For Asklepios, the Greek god of healing|
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Asclepias description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2011.
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(Asclepias) · 5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified