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Asclepias linearis (Slim milkweed)
Carr, Bill

Asclepias linearis

Asclepias linearis Scheele

Slim milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: asli

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Linear
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



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:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX


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


Record Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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