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Asclepias nummularia (Tufted milkweed)
Weiner, Emily

Asclepias nummularia

Asclepias nummularia Torr.

Tufted Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Obovate , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Inflorescence: Cyme , Umbel
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: To about 5 inches in height.
Leaf: Leaves typically with a silvery pubescence.
Fruit: A many-seeded follicle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers purplish-pink.


Native Distribution: Big Bend region of Texas, southwestern New Mexico, southern Arizona and northern Mexico.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: "Rocky hillsides, arid grassland, dry ravines, in gravel or clay." (Bibref 293).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-12-19
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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