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Asclepias viridiflora, Green Comet Milkweed
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Asclepias viridiflora, Green Comet Milkweed

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Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
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Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 8
Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 8
Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias viridiflora, Green Comet Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 7
Asclepias viridiflora, Green Comet Milkweed

Asclepias variegata, White Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 7
Asclepias variegata, White Milkweed
Asclepias variegata, White Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 7
Asclepias variegata, White Milkweed

Asclepias amplexicaulis, flower umbel
© Copyright Henning Von Schmeling, 2008 · 7
Asclepias amplexicaulis, flower umbel
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011 · 6
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa
© Les Mehrhoff, 2008-2010 · 6
Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias subulata
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Asclepias subulata
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Protandrena mexicanorum @ AMNH_BEE (67)

Protoxaea gloriosa @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ AMNH_PBI (7); CSUC_TCN (27)

Euceraphis punctipennis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myzocallis ( @ AMNH_PBI (2); CSUC_TCN (3)
Apidae  Anthophora urbana @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Bombus griseocollis @ AMNH_BEE (4); I_JSA (1)

Bombus impatiens @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Bombus nevadensis @ I_STA (2)

Bombus perplexus @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Diadasia ochracea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Exomalopsis solani @ AMNH_BEE (7)

Melissodes dagosa @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Melissodes druriella @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Melissodes paroselae @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Melissodes subillata @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Melissodes thelypodii @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Melissodes tristis @ AMNH_BEE (1); I_JSA (1)

Nomada gutierreziae @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Nomada texana @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Paranomada velutina @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Svastra sabinensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Triepeolus verbesinae @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Xylocopa californica @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Cicadellidae  Neoaliturus ( @ AMNH_PBI (3)
Coccinellidae  Propylea quatuordecimpunctata @ I_LB (1)
Colletidae  Hylaeus mesillae @ UCMS_ENT (2)
Crabronidae  Cerceris morata @ I_JSA (3)

Cerceris @ I_JSA (2)
Flatidae  Ormenis saucia @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon melliventris @ AMNH_BEE (5); I_JSA (1)

Agapostemon virescens @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum comulum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum foxii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum laevissimum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum leucocomum @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum pectoraloides @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Lasioglossum pilosum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum semicaeruleum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum versatum @ AMNH_BEE (1); UCMS_ENT (1)

Nomia foxii @ AMNH_BEE (34)
Ichneumonidae  Rhynchophion flammipennis @ I_JSA (2)
Lygaeidae  Lygaeus belfragei @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lygaeus kalmii @ AMNH_IZC (3)

Oncopeltus fasciatus @ NCSU (1); AMNH_IZC (2)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys @ I_JSA (1)

Megachile campanulae @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile cleomis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile exilis @ AMNH_BEE (2); I_JSA (6)

Megachile lippiae @ AMNH_BEE (3); I_JSA (7)

Megachile mendica @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile montivaga @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile onobrychidis @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Megachile pugnata @ AMNH_BEE (1); CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile rotundata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile texana @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Membracidae  Stictocephala diceros @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Miridae  Lopidea staphyleae @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Oncerometopus @ AMNH_ENT (1)
Pentatomidae  Euschistus strenuus @ CSUC_TCN (1)

Euschistus tristigmus @ CSUC_TCN (1); UDCC_TCN (1)

Murgantia histrionica @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Thyanta custator @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Phymatidae  Macrocephalus barberi @ UCR_ENT (1)

Macrocephalus dorannae @ UCR_ENT (1)
Pompilidae  Pepsis @ I_JSA (3)
Reduviidae  Apiomerus californicus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Apiomerus spissipes @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Phymata pacifica @ UCR_ENT (2)

Phymata @ AMNH_PBI (4)
Rhopalidae  Arhyssus lateralis @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Riodinidae  Emesis ares @ I_JSA (1)
Sphecidae  Sphex pensylvanicus @ I_JSA (1)
_  Anthracinae @ I_JSA (1)

Lycaenidae @ I_JSA (1)

Paradascalia @ UDCC_TCN (2)

Pompilidae @ I_JSA (3)

Scoliidae @ I_JSA (1)

unknown unknown @ AMNH_PBI (19)

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Asclepias L.
milkweed

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General Information
Symbol: ASCLE
Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : CAN   N
HI   I
L48   I,N
NAV   N
PB   I
PR   I,N
VI   I,N
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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Gentianales
Family Asclepiadaceae – Milkweed family
Genus Asclepias L. – milkweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 76 species of Asclepias . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Asclepias albicans </i>
S. Watson
Asclepias albicans
whitestem milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias amplexicaulis </i>
Sm.
Asclepias amplexicaulis
clasping milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias angustifolia </i>
Schweigg.
Asclepias angustifolia
Arizona milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias arenaria </i>
Torr.
Asclepias arenaria
sand milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias asperula </i>
(Decne.) Woodson
Asclepias asperula
spider milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias brachystephana </i>
Engelm. ex Torr.
Asclepias brachystephana
bract milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias californica </i>
Greene
Asclepias californica
California milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias cinerea </i>
Walter
Asclepias cinerea
Carolina milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias connivens </i>
Baldw.
Asclepias connivens
largeflower milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias cordifolia </i>
(Benth.) Jeps.
Asclepias cordifolia
heartleaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias cryptoceras </i>
S. Watson
Asclepias cryptoceras
pallid milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias curassavica </i>
L.
Asclepias curassavica
bloodflower Distribution of <i>
Asclepias curtissii </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias curtissii
Curtiss' milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias cutleri </i>
Woodson
Asclepias cutleri
Cutler's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias emoryi </i>
(Greene) Vail
Asclepias emoryi
Emory's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias engelmanniana </i>
Woodson
Asclepias engelmanniana
Engelmann's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias eriocarpa </i>
Benth.
Asclepias eriocarpa
woollypod milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias erosa </i>
Torr.
Asclepias erosa
desert milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias exaltata </i>
L.
Asclepias exaltata
poke milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias fascicularis </i>
Decne.
Asclepias fascicularis
Mexican whorled milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias feayi </i>
Chapm. ex A. Gray
Asclepias feayi
Florida milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias fruticosa </i>
L.
Asclepias fruticosa
African milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias glaucescens </i>
Kunth
Asclepias glaucescens
nodding milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias hallii </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias hallii
Hall's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias hirtella </i>
(Pennell) Woodson
Asclepias hirtella
green milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias humistrata </i>
Walter
Asclepias humistrata
pinewoods milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias hypoleuca </i>
(A. Gray) Woodson
Asclepias hypoleuca
mahogany milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias incarnata </i>
L.
Asclepias incarnata
swamp milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias involucrata </i>
Engelm. ex Torr.
Asclepias involucrata
dwarf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias labriformis </i>
M.E. Jones
Asclepias labriformis
Utah milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias lanceolata </i>
Walter
Asclepias lanceolata
fewflower milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias lanuginosa </i>
Nutt.
Asclepias lanuginosa
sidecluster milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias latifolia </i>
(Torr.) Raf.
Asclepias latifolia
broadleaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias lemmonii </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias lemmonii
Lemmon's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias linaria </i>
Cav.
Asclepias linaria
pineneedle milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias linearis </i>
Scheele
Asclepias linearis
slim milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias longifolia </i>
Michx.
Asclepias longifolia
longleaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias macrotis </i>
Torr.
Asclepias macrotis
longhood milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias meadii </i>
Torr. ex A. Gray
Asclepias meadii
Mead's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias michauxii </i>
Decne.
Asclepias michauxii
Michaux's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias nivea </i>
L.
Asclepias nivea
Caribbean milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias nummularia </i>
Torr.
Asclepias nummularia
tufted milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias nyctaginifolia </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias nyctaginifolia
Mojave milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias obovata </i>
Elliott
Asclepias obovata
pineland milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias oenotheroides </i>
Cham. & Schltdl.
Asclepias oenotheroides
zizotes milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias ovalifolia </i>
Decne.
Asclepias ovalifolia
oval-leaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias pedicellata </i>
Walter
Asclepias pedicellata
savannah milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias perennis </i>
Walter
Asclepias perennis
aquatic milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias physocarpa </i>
(E. Mey.) Schltr.
Asclepias physocarpa
balloonplant Distribution of <i>
Asclepias prostrata </i>
Blackwell
Asclepias prostrata
prostrate milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias pumila </i>
(A. Gray) Vail
Asclepias pumila
plains milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias purpurascens </i>
L.
Asclepias purpurascens
purple milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias quadrifolia </i>
Jacq.
Asclepias quadrifolia
fourleaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias quinquedentata </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias quinquedentata
slimpod milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias rubra </i>
L.
Asclepias rubra
red milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias rusbyi </i>
(Vail) Woodson
Asclepias rusbyi
Rusby's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias scaposa </i>
Vail
Asclepias scaposa
Bear Mountain milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias solanoana </i>
Woodson
Asclepias solanoana
serpentine milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias speciosa </i>
Torr.
Asclepias speciosa
showy milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias sperryi </i>
Woodson
Asclepias sperryi
Sperry's milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias stenophylla </i>
A. Gray
Asclepias stenophylla
slimleaf milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias subulata </i>
Decne.
Asclepias subulata
rush milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias subverticillata </i>
(A. Gray) Vail
Asclepias subverticillata
horsetail milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias sullivantii </i>
Engelm. ex A. Gray
Asclepias sullivantii
prairie milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias syriaca </i>
L.
Asclepias syriaca
common milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias texana </i>
A. Heller
Asclepias texana
Texas milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias tomentosa </i>
Elliott
Asclepias tomentosa
tuba milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias tuberosa </i>
L.
Asclepias tuberosa
butterfly milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias uncialis </i>
Greene
Asclepias uncialis
wheel milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias variegata </i>
L.
Asclepias variegata
redring milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias verticillata </i>
L.
Asclepias verticillata
whorled milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias vestita </i>
Hook. & Arn.
Asclepias vestita
woolly milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias viridiflora </i>
Raf.
Asclepias viridiflora
green comet milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias viridis </i>
Walter
Asclepias viridis
green antelopehorn Distribution of <i>
Asclepias viridula </i>
Chapm.
Asclepias viridula
southern milkweed Distribution of <i>
Asclepias welshii </i>
N.H. Holmgren & P.K. Holmgren
Asclepias welshii
Welsh's milkweed Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

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Number of matches : 9
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Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 1335 3153 0669 0127 [detail]
Sherry Ballard
© 2002 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
ID: 8120 3181 4013 0106 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 0091 3182 0753 0020 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2002 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 0024 3291 2007 0029 [detail]
Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2000 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 1351 3151 4302 0021 [detail]
F. Albert Ellis
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
ID: 0000 0000 0107 0441 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
ID: 0000 0000 0107 0442 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 1351 3163 4290 0033 [detail]
Lorraine Elrod
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Asclepias sp.
Asclepias sp.
Milkweed
ID: 1351 3163 4290 0105 [detail]
Marguerite Gregory
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

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