Asclepias tuberosa var. interior

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
Species: Asclepias tuberosa
Infrapecies:Asclepias tuberosa (Woods.) Shinners var. interior
Common NameButterfly Milkweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; 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: Orange; 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; 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 4
StatusNative

** 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

SynonymFull Citation
Asclepias tuberosa f. lutea Asclepias tuberosa f. lutea Clute
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior Asclepias tuberosa subsp. interior Woodson
Asclepias tuberosa subsp. terminalis Asclepias tuberosa subsp. terminalis Woodson
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior Asclepias tuberosa var. interior (Woods.) Shinners

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Dwayne Estes
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Joey Shaw
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Joey Shaw
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Joey Shaw
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Joey Shaw
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Tara Littlefield
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Tara Littlefield
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell
Asclepias tuberosa var. interior - Theo Witsell