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Asclepias sperryi (Sperry's milkweed)
Rintz, Richard

Asclepias sperryi

Asclepias sperryi Woodson

Sperry's Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: ASSP2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Unique (among milkweeds), fastigiate habit. Flowers greenish-yellow, tinged with purple.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height.
Leaf: Leaves filiform, 6-8 cm in length.
Fruit: Follicle about 5-7 cm in length; smooth and glabrous.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers small; borne mostly singly.


Native Distribution: Trans-Pecos region of TX and in Coahuila, MX.
Native Habitat: Limestone ledges and slopes; open, grassy places. (Webref: 3).

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-07-02
Research By: JAM

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