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Vick, Albert F. W.
Asclepias purpurascens L.
USDA Symbol: aspu2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Savannah,Prairie/Meadow/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DENatural Biodiversity
- Johnstown, PA
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff