Asclepias exaltata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
SpeciesAsclepias exaltata L.
Common NamePoke Milkweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Menifee (KY), Nelson (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Roane (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, ETSU, MDKY, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1944 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100219474 Nelson Kentucky 17 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7121
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219458 Harlan Kentucky 24 Jun 1994 Bryce D. Fields
847
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219441 Harlan Kentucky 26 Jun 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1044
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219540 Rowan Kentucky 30 Jun 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6480a
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219433 Breckinridge Kentucky 19 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4284
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100779691 Menifee Kentucky 12 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
543
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
BEREA002092 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias exaltata
BEREA002091 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias exaltata
ETSU005489 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Asclepias exaltata
ETSU006178 Johnson Tennessee 20 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Asclepias exaltata
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 02 Oct 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007691 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007690 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007688 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177346 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219482 Rowan Kentucky 29 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6670
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219466 Magoffin Kentucky 21 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2488
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219490 Todd Kentucky 11 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4048
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
31234100219508 Todd Kentucky 31 May 1963 Dan Pittillo
2739
EKY
Asclepias exaltata
BEREA002093 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007689 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007692 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
MDKY00007687 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177928 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177352 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177349 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177340 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177336 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177333 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177335 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177337 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177326 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177354 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177324 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177328 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177347 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177331 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177321 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177338 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177353 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177343 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177348 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177327 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177329 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177927 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177351 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177345 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177350 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177342 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177322 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177344 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177339 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177330 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177341 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177323 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177334 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177325 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
UCHT023929 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias exaltata
UCHT023930 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias exaltata
UCHT023928 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0092456 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0077779 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0077806 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0078119 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0028971 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0078095 Jefferson Kentucky 03 Jun 1944 P.A. Davies
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
HTTU025698 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias exaltata
UOS00455 Franklin Tennessee 08 Jun 1996 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Asclepias exaltata
TENN-V-0177332 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias exaltata
UCHT023931 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0092457 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0092458 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0028976 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0077153 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0092459 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
APSC0090323 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias exaltata
UOS00454 Franklin Tennessee 03 Jun 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Asclepias exaltata
BRIT448564 Bell Kentucky 05 Jun 1975 R. Athey
3064
VDB
Asclepias exaltata
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