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Asclepias prostrata (Prostrate milkweed)
Rintz, Richard

Asclepias prostrata

Asclepias prostrata Blackwell

Prostrate Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASPR9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Stems up to 16 inches in length, but prostrate in habit.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers creamy-white, often tinged yellow, green or pink.

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Rio Grande Plains of South Texas and adjacent Tamaulipas, Mexico.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-09-19
Research By: JAM

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