Asclepias purpurascens L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Asclepias purpurascens L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems stout, erect, to 1 m, puberulent; lvs elliptic to ovate-oblong, 10–15 cm, hairy beneath, broadly cuneate to a petiole 8–25 mm; umbels few or one, terminal and subterminal, many-fld, on peduncles to 5 cm; cor normally purple, its lobes 7–10 mm; hoods pale purple, 5–7 mm, surpassing the gynostegium, without lateral teeth but often somewhat widened near the middle; horns short, flat, incurved; fr downy, without processes. Dry soil; s. N.H. to Va., w. to Wis., Io., Kans., and Okla. June, July.

  • Common Names

    purple milkweed