Asclepias amplexicaulis, the blunt-leaved milkweed or clasping milkweed, is a species of milkweed, in the subfamily Asclepiadaceae,. It is native to the United States, where it is mostly found in the central and eastern regions. It is found growing in dry fields and open woods, usually in sandy soil.
It grows 1–3 feet high and produces flowers in the summer.
This plant was eaten as food historically. However, it contains a poison dangerous to humans and livestock, so caution must be used if ingesting this plant.
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at USDA PLANTS Database
- "Asclepias amplexicaulis". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas Archived February 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Asclepias amplexicaulis at Connecticut Botanical Society
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