Taxon: Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf.

Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
      Tribe: Asclepiadeae
        Subtribe: Asclepiadinae
Nomen number: 404185
Place of publication: Atlantic J. 1:146. 1832
Name Verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Dec-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • broadleaf milkweed  (Source: F GPlains) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Utah


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Kartesz, J. T. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2011 (NAmer Pl Atlas)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. 1993 (F Utah ed2)


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