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Plant Details

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Common Name:

Clasping Milkweed

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

rose purple

Size in Feet:

1.3 - 3.3

Bloom Time:

May - July

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, uncommon in Mountains

The wavy-edged, clasping leaves are a good identification mark for Clasping Milkweed.

It is common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain in open woods, clearings and roadsides.

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Paynter, May 2012, Ev-Henwood Preserve, Supply

Flowers

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Plant

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Camille Collins

Bloom with friend

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Camille Collins

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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