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Asclepias scaposa (Stalked milkweed)
Rintz, Richard

Asclepias scaposa

Asclepias scaposa Vail

Stalked Milkweed, Bear Mountain Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASSC9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: To about 8 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Corolla livid-rose or purplish ... gynostegium cream-colored flushed with purple or rose. (Bibref 293).

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: West Texas and in Coahuila, Mexico. The single report of the species in New Mexico is putative.
Native Habitat: Dry, sunny, gravelly openings among scrub oaks and on mountain sides and flats. (Bibref 293).

Bibliography

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

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-07-21
Research By: JAM

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