Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm.
Family: Apocynaceae
clasping milkweed,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect to weakly-erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, single stem, milky juice
Leaves: 2-5 pairs, opposite, short to mostly stalkless, oval to widely-oblong, smooth, blunt tips, rounded to heart-shaped bases, and wavy edges
Flowers: pink to greenish, 5-parted, 5/8" tall, flattened horns attached well below the hoods; inflorescence usually 1 erect, stalked, many-flowered, large terminal umbel; blooms June-July
Fruits: 4"-5" long pods with many seeds on fine hairs
Habitat: sun to partial sun; dry; prairies, woods; in sandy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Kathryn Kirk  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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James R. Sime  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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