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  Asclepias purpurascens L. image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

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Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias purpurascens L.
purple milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
purpurascens: becoming purple or purplish
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall forb with a single, stout stem with soft, fine hairs; milky juice
Flower: purple to red, 5-parted, 1/2"-2/3" tall, with the flat, short, inwardly-curved horns shorter than the pale purple hoods; inflorescence many-flowered, stalked, erect umbel (1 to a few); blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:downy pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:elliptical to oblong, opposite with pointed tips and broadly pointed bases, stalked, downy beneath
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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