Asclepias meadii Torr. ex A.Gray
Family: Apocynaceae
Mead's milkweed
Asclepias meadii image
George Yatskievych  
Asclepias meadii image
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, a single stem, milky juice
Leaves: lance like, opposite with pointed tips and U-shaped bases, stalkless, smooth, grayish
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-2/3" long; inflorescence a drooping umbel
Fruits: pods
Habitat: dry; prairies
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Extirpated