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
Derek Anderson  
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  
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