Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex A.Gray
Family: Apocynaceae
prairie milkweed,  more...
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Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, single stem, hairless, milky juice
Leaves: thick, smooth, broadly elliptical to oblong, opposite, stalkless, the broadly-rounded base somewhat clasping the stem
Flowers: pink to cream, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" tall, horns horizontally turned inward; inflorescence erect umbels from the upper nodes of the stem; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: smooth, erect pods on a downwardly-turning stalk; many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: full sun; moist to moderate moisture; prairies; in loamy, clayey soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Threatened
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Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
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Scott A. Milburn  
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William S. Alverson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
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Derek Anderson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
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Scott B. Sauer  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
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Scott A. Milburn  
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James R. Sime  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
Aaron_Carlson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
Derek Anderson  
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Asclepias sullivantii image
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