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Asclepias oenotheroides Cham. & Schltdl.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Asclepias Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • SIDE-CLUSTER MILKWEED - English, United States of America
  • HIERBA DE ZIZOTES - Spanish, Mexico

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Stems erect or spreading, 10-45 cm long, minutely scabrous- pubescent; leaf blades oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 2.5-12 cm long, 1.5-6 cm wide; petioles 5-25 mm long; corolla lobes greenish white to yellow, gynostegium pale greenish cream; hoods with horns.


Notes: Sandy or gravelly ground, especially disturbed places; Clay, McLennan, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise cos., also Brown, Comanche, Hamilton (HPC), Bell, and Dallas (Woodson 1954) cos.; mainly the w 2/3 of TX. May-Oct. (oenotheroides: resembling Oenothera—evening primrose)