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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Ecology

Associations

Flower-Visiting Insects of Sand Milkweed in Illinois

Asclepias amplexicaulis (Sand Milkweed)
(bees suck nectar; observations are from Betz et al.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Btz); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis (Btz)

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Wikipedia

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Asclepias amplexicaulis (Blunt-leaved Milkweed, Clasping Milkweed) is a species of milkweed, in the subfamily Asclepiadaceae,[1] which is cited as a wildflower native to the United States,[2] mostly found in Central and Eastern areas and grown in the spring time. It is found growing in dry fields and open woods, usually in sandy soil and 1–3 feet in height.[3] It contains a poison dangerous to humans and livestock, special care must be taken when using this plant.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at USDA PLANTS Database
  2. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas
  3. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at Connecticut Botanical Society
  4. ^ http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/prairie/htmls/plants/A-amplexicaulis.html
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