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Asclepias brachystephana

Asclepias brachystephana Engelm. ex Torr.

Bract milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASBR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Fruit Type: Follicle
Flower: Stamens 5
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-5 Collected 2010-08-16 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias brachystephana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias brachystephana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias brachystephana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: DEW

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