Asclepias question...nomenclature & trivia

Mike the Tree Doctor mlamana at
Fri Oct 29 22:46:30 EST 1999


I was wondering what the connection was (if any) between the generic name
Asclepias (Asclepiadaceae) and "Asklepios" (the Greek auricle and a god of
healing - I believe)???

Any takers??

Thanks in advance!!!!

Mike the Tree Doctor

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