Asclepias verticillata L.
Family: Apocynaceae
whorled milkweed
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Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb, milky juice; stems with downy lines, unbranched to the inflorescence; fibrous, clustered roots
Leaves: many whorls of 3-6, stalkless, linear leaves with pointed tips and bases
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, 1/4" tall, awl-shaped horns longer than the hoods; inflorescence stalked umbels from the upper leaf nodes; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: slender, erect pods from erect stalks; many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: dry; prairies, fields, roadsides, woods; in sandy soil; spreading northward
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Paul Drobot  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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