Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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  Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex A.Gray image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

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

Scott A. Milburn

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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