Asclepias purpurascens

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
SpeciesAsclepias purpurascens L.
Common NamePurple 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: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5? (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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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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: Barren (KY), Bath (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Elliott (KY), Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lincoln (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), McLean (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jackson (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, HTTU, MDKY, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1907 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100723533 Garrard Kentucky 08 Jun 2010 W. W. Overbeck
529
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230489 Barren Kentucky 03 Jun 1993 Charles J. Lapham
81
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230505 Christian Kentucky 05 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
3959
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230521 Logan Kentucky 27 May 1976 Raymond Athey
2288
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230554 Madison Kentucky 03 Jul 1993 Susan Wind
115
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230596 Todd Kentucky 30 May 1963 Dan Pittillo
2708
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230588 Pulaski Kentucky 23 Jul 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne
70K17.4
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
BEREA002124 Lincoln Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias purpurascens
MDKY00007714 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias purpurascens
MDKY00007713 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias purpurascens
MDKY00007716 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias purpurascens
MDKY00007715 Elliott Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177448 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177450 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177444 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230497 Breckinridge Kentucky 17 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4186
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100431830 Kentucky 12 Jul 1907 H. Garman
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230539 Madison Kentucky 23 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
258
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230513 Lincoln Kentucky 13 Jun 1988 Bruce Hoagland
171
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230547 Madison Kentucky 30 Jul 1993 Judith E. Rozeman
474
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0178160 McLean Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0178159 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0178157 Bath Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0086775 Estill Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0079169 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029141 Trigg Kentucky 30 May 1989 Edward W. Chester with S. Noel, S. Holt, M. McReynolds
89-110
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029135 Trigg Kentucky 16 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
01571
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Montgomery Tennessee 10 Jun 1982 Edward W. Chester
82-395
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Stewart Tennessee 15 Jun 1966 R. Wofford
01216
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177447 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177446 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177449 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0177445 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
TENN-V-0178158 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias purpurascens
011188 Trigg Kentucky 15 Jun 1965 William H. Ellis
00138
BOON
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Stewart Tennessee 14 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
01516
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029134 Lyon Kentucky 07 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
01088
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029162 Christian Kentucky 21 Jun 1984 Sallie M. Noel
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029143 Stewart Tennessee 13 Jun 2003 Edward W. Chester
14569
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029139 Stewart Tennessee 11 Aug 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-298
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029160 Montgomery Tennessee 15 Jun 1966 Lloyd Scott, Peggy Wallen
2060
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029138 Stewart Tennessee 15 Jun 1966 E. Wofford
1216
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0078110 McCracken Kentucky 10 Jun 1971 Raymond Athey
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0078113 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029136 Trigg Kentucky 07 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
01401
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0079195 Jefferson Kentucky 26 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0078114 Todd Kentucky 12 Jun 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029140 Lyon Kentucky 26 May 1987 Edward W. Chester
97-248
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
HTTU029485 Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias purpurascens
HTTU029484 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias purpurascens
HTTU029486 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Stewart Tennessee 13 Jun 2003 Edward W. Chester
14569
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Stewart Tennessee 11 Aug 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-298
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
N/A Montgomery Tennessee 15 Jun 1966 Lloyd Scott, Peggy Wallen
02060
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
MDKY00007712 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias purpurascens
31234100230562 McCreary Kentucky 26 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E29.1
EKY
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029163 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Jun 1982 Edward W. Chester
82-395
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029142 Trigg Kentucky 20 Jun 2008 Edward W. Chester
14742
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029137 Stewart Tennessee 14 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
1516
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0029161 McCreary Kentucky 02 Jun 2006 D. Estes, B.E. Wofford, R. Small
09028
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
APSC0053888 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias purpurascens
HTTU029482 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias purpurascens
HTTU029483 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias purpurascens
MTSU018287 Cannon Tennessee 23 Jul 1956 E. Rucker
MTSU
Asclepias purpurascens
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