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Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm.

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

Common Names:

  • BLUNT-LEAF MILKWEED - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Plant glabrous; stems erect, (20-)40-80(-100) cm tall; upper leaves sessile, clasping; leaf blades ovate to elliptic-oblong, 4-12 cm long, 1.8-8 cm wide, apically obtuse to rounded and often mucronate; corolla lobes greenish, tinged with rose or purple; gynostegium pale purple or rose; hoods with horns.


Notes: Sandy open woods, roadsides, and old fields; Dallas, Grayson, and Tarrant cos., also Lamar Co. (Carr 1994); se and e TX w to East Cross Timbers. May. (amplexicaulis: clasping the stem)