Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior L.
Family: Apocynaceae
butterfly milkweed,  more...
[Asclepias tuberosa subsp. terminalis L.,  more]
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Janice Stiefel  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: weakly-erect perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; juice not milky; stems coarsely hairy, single or with many upper branches
Leaves: many, alternate (opposite on the branches), linear to lance-like, usually widest below the middle, tapering gradually to the tip
Flowers: orange to yellow, 5-parted, 3/8"-2/3" tall; inflorescence usually several, erect umbels; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; inland sands, prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Christopher Noll  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Josh Sulman  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Merel R. Black  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Damon A. Smith  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Paul E. Berry  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Merel R. Black  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Paul Drobot  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Paul Drobot  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior image
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