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Asclepias amplexicaulis (Clasping milkweed)
Cressler, Alan

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm.

Clasping Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: asam

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Follicles 10-16 cm long, 1-2 cm thick.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: pinkish tan to greenish-purple


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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