Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asclepias lanuginosa Nutt. image
Photographer: James R. Sime           

James R. Sime
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias lanuginosa Nutt.
side-cluster milkweed, woolly milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
lanuginosa: woolly or downy
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Status: Threatened
Plant: weakly erect perennial, 6"-12" tall forb, milky juice, single stem with long, soft hairs
Flower: 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
Fruit:pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:oblong to lance-like, blunt, alternate, hairy on both sides
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies; in rocky soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Acerates lanuginosa (Nutt.) Decne.
Acerates monocephala Lapham ex A.Gray
Asclepias nuttalliana Torr.
Asclepias otarioides auct. non E.Fourn.

         
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