Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>

TraitBank assembles data records from many providers. Select a row for more details about the record, or search within Asclepias purpurascens.

Distribution

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Canada USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
Plant growth habit
Additional detail forb/herb
  • Forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Plant height average
Additional detail 91.44 cm mature Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Ecology

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
Habitat
Additional detail non-marine IRMNG  
Additional detail open woodland Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Habitat
Additional detail clearing Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cliff Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail meadow
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail polynya
  • Polynya
    Any enclosed water area in pack ice other than a lead, not large enough to be called open water. When frozen over, a polyna becomes an ice skylight from the point of view of the submariner.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000484
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail prairie
  • Prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • Savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna biome
  • Savanna biome
    A savanna biome is a woodland biome which has seasonal water availability and includes, across its entire spatial extent, trees spaced sufficiently far apart to allow an unbroken layer of grass, sedge (Cyperaceae) or rush (Juncaceae) communities to live.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000178
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
  • Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail A Leaf-cutter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Solitary Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Anthophora GloBI  
Additional detail Anthophorine Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Augochlorella striata GloBI  
Additional detail Baltimore Checkerspot GloBI  
Additional detail Banded Hairstreak GloBI  
Additional detail Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Bombinae GloBI  
Additional detail Bombus (Bombus) Latreille 1802 GloBI  
Additional detail Bronze Copper GloBI  
Additional detail Bumble Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Carpenter Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Common Sulphur GloBI  
Additional detail Copecrypta GloBI  
Additional detail Crossline Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Danaus (Danaus) Kluk 1780 GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Tailed Blue GloBI  
Additional detail European Honey Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Fritillaries GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Great Spangled Fritillary GloBI  
Additional detail Hobomok Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Leafcutter Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Leafcutting Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Long-horned Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Megachilini GloBI  
Additional detail Milkweed Longhorns GloBI  
Additional detail Oncopeltus GloBI  
Additional detail Peck Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Physocephala tibialis GloBI  
Additional detail Pipe-vine Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Pompeius GloBI  
Additional detail Prionyx GloBI  
Additional detail Regal Fritillary GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Spallanzania GloBI  
Additional detail Swallowtails GloBI  
Additional detail Swallowtails GloBI  
Additional detail Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Sweat Bees GloBI  
Additional detail Tachinid Flies GloBI  
Additional detail Tawny-edged Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Thorybes GloBI  
Additional detail Thread-waisted Wasps GloBI  
Additional detail Tiger Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Wandering Bumblebee GloBI  
Additional detail Whites and Sulphurs GloBI  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail A Leaf-cutter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Leaf-cutter Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Solitary Bee GloBI  
Additional detail A Sweat Bee GloBI  
Additional detail American Lady GloBI  
Additional detail Anthophora ursina GloBI  
Additional detail Banded Hairstreak GloBI  
Additional detail Bronze Copper GloBI  
Additional detail Brown-belted Bumble Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Common Sulphur GloBI  
Additional detail Copecrypta ruficauda GloBI  
Additional detail Crossline Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Tailed Blue GloBI  
Additional detail European Honey Bee GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Great Spangled Fritillary GloBI  
Additional detail Green Clouded Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Hobomok Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Little Glassywing GloBI  
Additional detail Milkweed Bug GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Cloudy Wing GloBI  
Additional detail Peck Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Physocephala tibialis GloBI  
Additional detail Pipe-vine Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Red Admiral GloBI  
Additional detail Red Milkweed Beetle GloBI  
Additional detail Regal Fritillary GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Spallanzania hesperidarum GloBI  
Additional detail Tawny-edged Skipper GloBI  
Additional detail Tiger Swallowtail GloBI  
Additional detail Wandering Bumblebee GloBI  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail Monarch GloBI  
Elevation median
Additional detail 4 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
max Additional detail 4 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
min Additional detail 4 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Soil requirements
Additional detail needs dry to average soils Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Shade tolerance
Additional detail needs sun to partial shade Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
Life cycle habit
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Seed ripening date
Additional detail April
  • April
    The fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106183
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Bloom period begin
Additional detail late May
  • Late May
    Near the end of the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/lateMay
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Bloom period end
Additional detail June
  • June
    The sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106185
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Seed per unit average
Additional detail 5,100 per ounce Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Conservation

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>
Plant propagation method
Additional detail cold moist stratification
  • Cold moist stratification
    Cold moist stratification in a refrigerator in a plastic freezer bag.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationColdMoistStrat
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail dry seed storage Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Plant spacing average
Additional detail 3.81 cm Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Seed/spore extraction
Additional detail air-dry seed pods
  • Air-dry seed pods
    Air-dry seed pods (may require collecting early and caging to catch fluffy seed or exploding seed pods)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractAirDry
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
  • Fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
    Fluffy seed can be messy and can catch fire/potential fire hazard.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractFluffy
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!