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Asclepias emoryi

Asclepias emoryi (Greene) Vail

Emory's Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"Herbaceous perennials; stems ascending or decumbent, branched from base 1-2 dm tall, originating from clustered rootstalks; leaves, opposite, long petiolate, rhombic-ovate to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 4-8cm long and 4 cm wide; inflorescences lateral, solitary too few to several in the upper nodes; flowers pale-green to pale-greenish-cream; hood blunt at apex, about 5 mm long, extending at least a third longer than anther head." (Webref 24)

"Asclepias emoryi is similar to Asclepias oenotheroides. The hoods of A. oenotheroides are bi-lobed while those of Asclepias emoryi are "blunt" (and unilobed)." (Webref 24)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Web Reference

Webref 24 - Identification of Milkweeds in Texas (2015) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-08-15
Research By: DEW, NH

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