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 grows 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.
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