Asclepias perennis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
Species:Asclepias perennis Walter
Common NameAquatic Milkweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Pollinium; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Multiple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Follicle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Marginal; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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

SynonymFull Citation
Asclepias parvula Asclepias parvula

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), Calloway (KY), Crittenden (KY), Daviess (KY), Fulton (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McLean (KY), Marshall (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Ohio (KY), Pulaski (KY), Trigg (KY), Union (KY), Webster (KY), Chester (TN), Crockett (TN), Dyer (TN), Gibson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Monroe (TN), Obion (TN), Putnam (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UTM, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100230372 Muhlenberg Kentucky 07 Aug 1980 R. Hannan
4971
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230349 McLean Kentucky 24 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5597
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230430 Webster Kentucky 26 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5176
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230380 Muhlenberg Kentucky 05 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4876
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230273 Calloway Kentucky 22 Jul 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
1794
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230323 Hopkins Kentucky 12 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5024
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230331 Marshall Kentucky 28 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4386
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230364 McCracken Kentucky 25 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3606
EKY
Asclepias perennis
N/A Daviess Kentucky 04 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5348
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230356 McLean Kentucky 30 Jul 1980 R. Hannan
04812
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230299 Crittenden Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5218
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230398 Ohio Kentucky 23 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4660
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230471 Weakley Tennessee 06 Aug 1993 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Asclepias perennis
BEREA002126 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias perennis
31234100749058 Hickman Kentucky 12 Sep 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne
73F1.4
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230422 Union Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5152
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230406 Ohio Kentucky 15 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4527
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230463 Hardin Tennessee 22 Aug 1980 Ronald L. Jones
2940
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230570 Pulaski Kentucky 22 Jul 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne
70K11.1
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230315 Hickman Kentucky 21 Jul 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
1764
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230414 Trigg Kentucky 08 Jul 2009 Edward W. Chester
14802
EKY
Asclepias perennis
31234100230281 Crittenden Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5218
EKY
Asclepias perennis
BEREA002127 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177425 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177427 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177428 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177431 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177423 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177439 Stewart Tennessee 08 Jun 2016 Edward W. Chester
14931
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177409 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177429 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177416 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177413 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177414 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177436 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177420 Haywood Tennessee 26 Jul 2013 Darrell W. Brandon
1131
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177434 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177411 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0178137 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177421 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177438 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0178133 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177430 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177441 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177435 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177442 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177443 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0178138 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177437 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177418 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177432 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177424 Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177426 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177412 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177415 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029193 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078106 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0097572 Haywood Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177433 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177419 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177417 Haywood Tennessee 28 Jun 1979 Vernon M. Bates, Jr.
1542
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177422 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177410 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0177440 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
UCHT007991 Haywood Tennessee 28 Jun 1979 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
1542
UCHT
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078131 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0056110 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078072 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078073 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029195 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029204 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0102075 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029201 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029198 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029203 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029197 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078107 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0102074 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029191 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0084747 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029189 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078071 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029199 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0106172 Weakley Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0053305 McCracken Kentucky 01 Jul 2014 Chris Mausert-Mooney
APSC
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001327 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001322 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001320 McCracken Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078108 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029205 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0078130 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0080580 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029190 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029194 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029202 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029192 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Asclepias perennis
APSC0029200 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001324 Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU025409 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001326 Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001323 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
UTM01472 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
UTM01471 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
MEM006168 Fulton Kentucky 07 Jun 1972 Raymond Athey
1811
MEM
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001325 Kentucky
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
HTTU001321 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Asclepias perennis
TENN-V-0244394 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Asclepias perennis
UCHT036546 Stewart Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias perennis
UTM01475 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
UTM01476 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
UTM01473 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
UTM01474 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
UTM01477 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Asclepias perennis
MEM014861 Hickman Kentucky 11 Aug 1978 Raymond Athey
4190
MEM
Asclepias perennis
MEM020037 Tipton Tennessee 03 Jul 1968 Sarah J. Warrington
106
MEM
Asclepias perennis
MEM017418 Calloway Kentucky 21 Aug 1979 Raymond Athey
4429
MEM
Asclepias perennis
MEM009039 Shelby Tennessee 10 Jun 1972 John E. Thompson Jr.
941
MEM
Asclepias perennis
N/A Shelby Tennessee Aug 1857 A. Fendler
UCHT
Asclepias perennis
UCHT042485 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias perennis
BRIT439425 Fulton Kentucky 05 Jun 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4231
VDB
Asclepias perennis
MEM015235 Dyer Tennessee 10 Jul 1979 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
1636
MEM
Asclepias perennis
MEM016648 Crockett Tennessee 26 Jun 1980 Vernon Bates
1027
MEM
Asclepias perennis
MEM017349 Lauderdale Tennessee 04 Jun 1972 Patrick Keiran
400
MEM
Asclepias perennis
UCHT034064 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Asclepias perennis
BRIT439429 McCracken Kentucky 12 Jun 1980 David H. Webb
2955
VDB
Asclepias perennis
BRIT439426 Hickman Kentucky 11 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4356
VDB
Asclepias perennis
BRIT439423 Calloway Kentucky 09 Jul 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4334
VDB
Asclepias perennis
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