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Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata
Asclepias incarnata L. ssp. incarnata
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
USDA Symbol: ASINI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
The large, bright, terminal blossoms of this showy, 2-4 ft. perennial are made up of small, rose-purple flowers. Deep pink flowers clustered at the top of a tall, branching stem, bearing numerous narrow, lanceolate leaves. Opposite, narrow, lance-shaped leaves line the erect, open-branched stem. Elongated, tan-brown seed pods persist into winter.
ssp. incarnata—Plants glabrous or nearly so. (Bibref 281)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Follicle
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitWarning: All parts. 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
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Larval Host: Monarch and Queen Butterflies.
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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.
BibliographyBibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-14
Research By: TWC Staff, NH