Asclepias amplexicaulis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
SpeciesAsclepias amplexicaulis Sm.
Common Nameclasping 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: 5.6
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] 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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  • Counties
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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: Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Edmonson (KY), Garrard (KY), Hardin (KY), Larue (KY), Laurel (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Marshall (KY), Meade (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dickson (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Houston (TN), Knox (TN), Lewis (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1897 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100749033 McCreary Kentucky 27 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E34.1
EKY
Asclepias amplexicaulis
31234100223039 Bell Kentucky 16 Jun 1965 Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BEREA002086 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias amplexicaulis
MDKY00007685 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias amplexicaulis
MDKY00007686 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177288 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177292 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177310 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177297 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177283 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177276 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177287 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177282 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177314 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177305 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
31234100723590 Garrard Kentucky 15 Jun 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1303
EKY
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BEREA002088 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BEREA002087 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177308 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177296 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177301 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177280 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177304 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177285 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177281 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177294 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177279 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177319 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177303 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177290 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177315 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177879 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177286 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177295 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177312 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177278 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177274 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177273 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177311 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177318 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177302 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177316 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177275 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177291 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177298 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177317 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177277 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177306 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177300 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177293 Hardeman Tennessee 05 Jun 2013 Darrell W. Brandon
1089
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177289 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177284 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177309 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177313 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT023923 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT023924 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029222 Benton Tennessee 06 Jul 1992 Edward W. Chester
12783
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029220 Stewart Tennessee 15 Jun 1968 H.R. Brock, N.R. Matthews
3652
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029223 Houston Tennessee 15 Aug 1989 Edward W. Chester
89-651
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0104820 Caldwell Kentucky 07 Jul 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177307 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
TENN-V-0177299 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT023925 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
001070 Carroll Tennessee 09 May 1971 Allman, Betty Toler
147
BOON
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029214 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0078097 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0063126 Logan Kentucky 08 Jun 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0078098 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029208 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029218 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Jul 1969 Edward W. Chester
2271
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0076425 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029224 Montgomery Tennessee 19 Sep 1984 Kevin H. Souza
84-93
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029215 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029207 Stewart Tennessee 02 Aug 1987 Edward W. Chester
87-691
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029219 Montgomery Tennessee 28 Jun 1982 Edward W. Chester
82-430
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0040761 Montgomery Tennessee 07 Jun 2015 Mason Brock
968
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029217 Montgomery Tennessee 19 Jun 1979 Edward W. Chester
4059
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029211 Stewart Tennessee 04 Jun 1986 EDWARD W. CHESTER AND JOHN QUICK
86-241
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0077807 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029212 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0078118 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029213 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029216 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0089152 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
HTTU001314 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias amplexicaulis
N/A Hamilton Tennessee 28 Jun 1897 Heinrich K.D. Eggert
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UOS00458 Coffee Tennessee 05 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UOS00457 Van Buren Tennessee 21 Sep 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UOS00459 Franklin Tennessee 08 Jun 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0069496 Larue Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029210 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
APSC0029209 Stewart Tennessee 02 Jul 1988 Cheugxia You
s.n.
APSC
Asclepias amplexicaulis
HTTU001313 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias amplexicaulis
N/A Hamilton Tennessee 30 May 1911 Joseph R. Churchill
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT036482 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT036481 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
UCHT041977 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
N/A Coffee Tennessee 05 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BRIT448458 Calloway Kentucky 25 Jun 1974 R. Athey
2830
VDB
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BRIT448459 Livingston Kentucky 29 May 1978 Raymond Athey
4059
VDB
Asclepias amplexicaulis
BRIT448460 Marshall Kentucky 13 Jul 1975 R. Athey
3147
VDB
Asclepias amplexicaulis
SWMT03250 Williamson Tennessee 25 Jun 1982 Rick Sullivan
SWMT
Asclepias amplexicaulis
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