Asclepias amplexicaulis facts for kids

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Clasping Milkweed
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
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Clasping Milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis) is a species of milkweed plant. It is also known as Blunt-leaved Milkweed and Sand Milkweed. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to the eastern United States. The blooming period is in the spring. This species is found in prairies and open woodlands, usually in sandy soil. It is about 0.3 to 0.9 meters in height (1-3 feet). Clasping Milkweed has poison that is dangerous to humans and livestock.


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