Asclepias hirtella (Pennell) Woodson
Family: Apocynaceae
prairie milkweed,  more...
[Acerates hirtella Pennell,  more]
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect, perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, single stem, milky juice
Leaves: many, rough, opposite, linear with pointed tips
Flowers: green to white, 5-parted, 1/4" -1/3" tall, no horns, petals distinctly separated from the hoods, stalk with dense spreading hairs; inflorescence 2-10 dense (30-100 flowers), erect, stalked umbels; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: dry; prairies, fields; in sandy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Asclepias hirtella image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Asclepias hirtella image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Asclepias hirtella image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Asclepias hirtella image
Aaron_Carlson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Asclepias hirtella image
Asclepias hirtella image
Asclepias hirtella image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Aaron_Carlson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias hirtella image
Derek Anderson  
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