Asclepias amplexicaulis

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Asclepias amplexicaulis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. amplexicaulis
Binomial name
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Asclepias amplexicaulis, the blunt-leaved milkweed or 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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  1. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at USDA PLANTS Database
  2. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas
  3. ^ Asclepias amplexicaulis at Connecticut Botanical Society
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