Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Radford, A. E., H. E. Ahles & C. R. Bell. 1968. Man. Vasc. Fl. Carolinas i–lxi, 1–1183. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/636
- Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Man. Vasc. Pl. Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1493
- Small, J. K. 1933. Man. S.E. Fl. i–xxii, 1–1554. Published by the Author, New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1515
- Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Fl. Great Plains i–vii, 1–1392. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/637
- Fernald, M. 1950. Manual (ed. 8) i–lxiv, 1–1632. American Book Co., New York. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1327
- Woodson, J. R. E. 1954. The North American species of Asclepias L. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41(1): 1–211. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/7133
Flower-Visiting Insects of Sand Milkweed in Illinois
(bees suck nectar; observations are from Betz et al.)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Btz); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis (Btz)
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Asclepias amplexicaulis (Blunt-leaved Milkweed, Clasping Milkweed) is a species of milkweed, in the subfamily Asclepiadaceae, which is cited as a wildflower native to the United States, 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. It contains a poison dangerous to humans and livestock, special care must be taken when using this plant.
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at USDA PLANTS Database
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at Connecticut Botanical Society
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