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Asclepias tomentosa (Tuba milkweed)
Cressler, Alan

Asclepias tomentosa

Asclepias tomentosa Elliott

Tuba Milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Follicle

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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