Taxon: Asclepias speciosa Torr.

 
Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Asclepiadeae
Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 316574
Place of publication: Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 2:218. 1827 (Acct. pl. Rocky Mts.)
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 23 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: potential as fiber ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.), British Columbia (s.), Manitoba (s.), Saskatchewan (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan, Ohio (n.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Kartesz, J. T. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2011 (NAmer Pl Atlas)
  7. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  8. Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. (F New Mex)
  9. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  10. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  11. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  12. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. (F Utah)
  13. Zeller, R. D. & H. D. Knudsen 1996. Commercial production of milkweed pods: an alternative business. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Jojoba & the Third International Conference on New Industrial Crops 398-402.

Check other web resources for Asclepias speciosa Torr. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?316574. Accessed 20 May 2018.