Asclepias texana A. Heller
Texas milkweed, White milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)USDA Symbol: ASTE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Hwy 16, 5.6 km NW of Helotes, on S side of road.
Habitat: In road cut of limestone at base of slanting limestone facing north with afternoon shade.
Description: Branched, erct, 6 dm tall, 4.5 dm wide; well branched leaves eliptic to lanceolate or obovate; sap milky; three umbel clusters of flowers which are white, distinctive pod stiffly, upwardly errect.
Collector: Mike Fox
Collection Date: Aug 20, 1994
Specimen number: 115
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0916
Accession Date: Aug 24, 1994
Accession Number: 67 Annotations: (In flower & fruit)