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  Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm. image
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Merel R. Black

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Merel R. Black

James R. Sime
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm.
clasping milkweed, sand milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
amplexicaulis: stem-clasping
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to weakly-erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, single stem, milky juice
Flower: pink to greenish, 5-parted, 5/8" tall, flattened horns attached well below the hoods; inflorescence usually 1 erect, stalked, many-flowered, large terminal umbel; blooms June-July
Fruit:4"-5" long pods with many seeds on fine hairs
Leaf:2-5 pairs, opposite, short to mostly stalkless, oval to widely-oblong, smooth, blunt tips, rounded to heart-shaped bases, and wavy edges
Habitat: sun to partial sun; dry; prairies, woods; in sandy soil

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