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Asclepias engelmanniana Woodson
Synonym(s): Acerates auriculata, Asclepias auriculata
USDA Symbol: ASEN
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The species of this plant is named for George Engelmann (1809-1884) who was born in Germany and settled in St. Louis, Missouri, as a young man. He was a physician and botanist, describing especially North American Abies (Firs), Agaves, Cactus (for which he described more than 108 species), Cuscuta (Dodder), Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family), Juncus (Rushes), Juniperus (“Cedar”), Pinus (Pines), Vitis (Grapes), and Yuccas. When he died much of his collection went to Missouri Botanical Garden.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Notes: pale green tinged with purple
Record Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Research By: TWC Staff