Asclepias tuberosa
Family: Apocynaceae
butterfly milkweed,  more...
[Acerates floridana (Lam.) Hitchc.]
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Janice Stiefel  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: weakly-erect perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; juice not milky; stems coarsely hairy, single or with many upper branches
Leaves: many, alternate (opposite on the branches), linear to lance-like, usually widest below the middle, tapering gradually to the tip
Flowers: orange to yellow, 5-parted, 3/8"-2/3" tall; inflorescence usually several, erect umbels; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; inland sands, prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Derek Anderson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Josh Sulman  
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Damon A. Smith  
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Merel R. Black  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul E. Berry  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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