Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex A.Gray image
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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

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Hugh H. Iltis

Scott A. Milburn

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Scott B. Sauer

James R. Sime

William S. Alverson
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex A.Gray
prairie milkweed, smooth milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
sullivantii: for William Starling Sullivant (1803-1873)
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, single stem, hairless, milky juice
Flower: pink to cream, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" tall, horns horizontally turned inward; inflorescence erect umbels from the upper nodes of the stem; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:smooth, erect pods on a downwardly-turning stalk; many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:thick, smooth, broadly elliptical to oblong, opposite, stalkless, the broadly-rounded base somewhat clasping the stem
Habitat: full sun; moist to moderate moisture; prairies; in loamy, clayey soil
(Glossary)

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