Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asclepias ovalifolia Decne. image
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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias ovalifolia Decne.
dwarf milkweed, oval milkweed, oval-leaved milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
ovalifolia: egg-shaped leaves
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; single, slender stem, milky juice
Flower: greenish to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" tall, the short, inwardly-curved horns shorter than the hoods; inflorescence a few-flowered, loose umbel (usually 1 terminal but occasionally with 1-2 from the sides); blooms June-July
Fruit:pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:lance-shaped to oblong, opposite, stalked, with fine hairs beneath
Habitat: dry; prairies; in rich, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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