Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAsclepias
SpeciesAsclepias tuberosa L. var. tuberosa
Common NameButterfly milkweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.0
C value 3
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

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Ashley B. Morris
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Milo Pyne
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Tara Littlefield
Asclepias tuberosa var. tuberosa - Tara Littlefield