side-cluster milkweed, more...
[Acerates lanuginosa (Nutt.) Decne., more]
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: weakly erect perennial, 6"-12" tall forb, milky juice, single stem with long, soft hairs
Leaves: oblong to lance-like, blunt, alternate, hairy on both sides
Flowers: greenish to yellow, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, stalked, no horns, petals and hoods touching; inflorescence a drooping, solitary, terminal umbel; blooms June-July
Fruits: pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies; in rocky soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Threatened
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos