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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Asclepias ovalifolia Dcne.
Oval-leaf milkweed, Dwarf milkweed
USDA Symbol: ASOV
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
IA , IL , MI , MN , MT , ND , SD , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
BenefitWarning: All parts. Toxic only in large quantities. Syptoms include, vomiting, stupor, weakness, spasms. Toxic Principle: Cardiac glycosides and resinoids. (Poisonous Plants of N.C. State)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Monarch
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff