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  Asclepias meadii Torr. ex A.Gray image
Photographer: George Yatskievych           
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias meadii Torr. ex A.Gray
Mead's milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
meadii: for Dr. Samuel B. Mead, 1799-1880, a pioneer medical doctor who lived near Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois, and published a plant list in The Prairie Farmer
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Status: Extirpated
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, a single stem, milky juice
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-2/3" long; inflorescence a drooping umbel
Leaf:lance like, opposite with pointed tips and U-shaped bases, stalkless, smooth, grayish
Habitat: dry; prairies

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