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Vick, Albert F. W.
Asclepias purpurascens L.
USDA Symbol: aspu2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
An oak-hickory savannah indicator species. The flower colour is deep magenta-red. The milky juice has been used to remove warts.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
, WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitWarning: All parts poisonous. 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff