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genus

milkweed
Asclepias L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Gentianales »  family Apocynaceae

Scientific synonyms

Acerates Elliott

Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Monarch

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Included taxa

Number of records: 81

species Asclepias albicans S. Watson - White-stem Milkweed
species Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm. - Bluntleaf Milkweed
species Asclepias angustifolia Schweigg. - Arizona Milkweed
species Asclepias arenaria Torr. - Sand Milkweed
species Asclepias asperula (Decne.) Woodson - Antelope Horns
species Asclepias brachystephana Engelm. ex Torr. - Bract Milkweed
species Asclepias californica Greene - California Milkweed
species Asclepias cinerea Walter - Carolina Milkweed
species Asclepias connivens Baldwin ex Elliott - Largeflower Milkweed
species Asclepias cordifolia (Benth.) Jeps. - Heart-leaf Milkweed
species Asclepias cryptoceras S. Watson - Humboldt Milkweed
species Asclepias curassavica L. - Bloodflower

Asclepias curassavica

species Asclepias curtissii A. Gray - Curtiss' Milkweed
species Asclepias cutleri Woodson - Cutler's Milkweed
species Asclepias emoryi (Greene) Vail ex Small - Emory's Milkweed
species Asclepias engelmanniana Woodson - Engelmann's Milkweed
species Asclepias eriocarpa Benth. - Woolly-pod Milkweed
species Asclepias erosa Torr. - Desert Milkweed
species Asclepias exaltata L. - Poke Milkweed
species Asclepias fascicularis Decne. - Mexican Whorled Milkweed
species Asclepias feayi Chapm. ex A. Gray - Florida Milkweed
species Asclepias fruticosa L. - African Milkweed

Asclepias fruticosa

species Asclepias galioides H.B.K.
species Asclepias glaucescens Kunth - Nodding Milkweed
species Asclepias graminifolia (Wild) Goyder
species Asclepias hallii Gray - Hall Milkweed
species Asclepias hirtella (Pennell) Woodson - Green Milkweed
species Asclepias humistrata Walter - Pinewoods Milkweed
species Asclepias hypoleuca (A. Gray) Woodson - Mahogany Milkweed
species Asclepias incarnata L. - Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

species Asclepias involucrata Engelm. ex Torr. - Dwarf Milkweed
species Asclepias kamerunensis Schltr.
species Asclepias labriformis M.E. Jones - Jones Milkweed
species Asclepias lanceolata Walter - Fewflower Milkweed
species Asclepias lanuginosa Nutt. - Side-cluster Milkweed
species Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf. - Broadleaf Milkweed
species Asclepias lemmonii Gray - Lemmon's Milkweed
species Asclepias linaria Cav. - Mexican Milkweed
species Asclepias linearis Scheele - Slim Milkweed
species Asclepias longifolia Michx. - Longleaf Milkweed
species Asclepias macrotis Torr. - Long-hood Milkweed
species Asclepias meadii Torr. ex Gray - Mead's Milkweed
species Asclepias mexicana Cav.
species Asclepias michauxii Decne. - Michaux's Milkweed
species Asclepias nivea L. - Caribbean Milkweed

Asclepias nivea

species Asclepias nummularia Torr. - Tufted Milkweed
species Asclepias nyctaginifolia Gray - Mojave Milkweed
species Asclepias obovata Elliott - Pineland Milkweed
species Asclepias oenotheroides Schltdl. & Cham. - Zizotes Milkweed
species Asclepias ovalifolia Decne. - Dwarf Milkweed
species Asclepias pedicellata Walter - Savannah Milkweed
species Asclepias perennis Walter - Aquatic Milkweed
species Asclepias physocarpa (E. Mey.) Schlechter - Balloon Plant

Asclepias physocarpa

species Asclepias prostrata W.H. Blackw. - Prostrate Milkweed
species Asclepias pumila (Gray) Vail - Low Milkweed
species Asclepias purpurascens L. - Purple Milkweed
species Asclepias quadrifolia Jacq. - Fourleaf Milkweed
species Asclepias quinquedentata Gray - Slim-pod Milkweed
species Asclepias rubra L. - Red Milkweed
species Asclepias rusbyi (Vail) Woodson - Rusby's Milkweed
species Asclepias sanjuanensis Heil, J.M. Porter & Welsh
species Asclepias scaposa Vail - Bear Mountain Milkweed
species Asclepias solanoana Woodson - Serpentine Milkweed
species Asclepias speciosa Torr. - Milk Weed
species Asclepias sperryi Woodson - Sperry's Milkweed
species Asclepias stenophylla Gray - Slimleaf Milkweed
species Asclepias subulata Decne. - Desert Milkweed
species Asclepias subverticillata (Gray) Vail - Bedstraw Milkweed
species Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex Gray - Prairie Milkweed
species Asclepias syriaca L. - Broadleaf Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

species Asclepias texana Heller - Texas Milkweed
species Asclepias tomentosa Elliott - Tuba Milkweed
species Asclepias tuberosa L. - Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

species Asclepias uncialis Greene - Greene Milkweed
species Asclepias variegata L. - Redring Milkweed

Asclepias variegata

species Asclepias verticillata L. - Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

species Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. - Woolly Milkweed
species Asclepias viridiflora Raf. - Green Antelopehorn Milkweed
species Asclepias viridis Walter - Green Antelopehorn

Asclepias viridis

species Asclepias viridula Chapm. - Southern Milkweed
species Asclepias welshii N.H. Holmgren & P.K. Holmgren - Welsh's Milkweed

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1038013]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Asclepias Linnaeus, 1753]
Data retrieved on: 8 December 2019
EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Asclepias L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2019

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