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Asclepias  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 30240

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): milkweed [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderAsteranae   
                         OrderGentianales   
                            FamilyApocynaceae  – dogbane, apocyns  
                               GenusAsclepias L. – milkweed  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Asclepias albicans S. Watson – whitestem milkweed, wax milkweed, candelilla 
                                  Species Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm. – bluntleaf milkweed, clasping milkweed, blunt-leaved milkweed, sand milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias arenaria Torr. – sand milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias asperula (Decne.) Woodson – spider antelope-horns, antelopehorn milkweed, spider milkweed, antelope horns 
                                  Species Asclepias brachystephana Engelm. ex Torr. – bract milkweed, shortcrown milkweed, short-crowned milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias californica Greene – California milkweed, round-hood milkweed, woolly milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias cinerea Walter – Carolina milkweed, ashy milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias connivens Baldw. – largeflower milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias cordifolia (Benth.) Jeps. – heartleaf milkweed, purple milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias cryptoceras S. Watson – Humboldt milkweed, pallid milkweed, cow cabbage, Humboldt Mountains milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias curassavica L. – wild ipecacuanha, bloodflower, hierba de la cucaracha, scarlet milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias curtissii A. Gray – Curtiss' milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias cutleri Woodson – Cutler's milkweed, Cutler milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias eastwoodiana Barneby – Eastwood's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias elata Benth. – nodding milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias emoryi (Greene) Vail – Emory's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias engelmanniana Woodson – Engelmann's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias eriocarpa Benth. – woollypod milkweed, kotolo, Indian milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias erosa Torr. – desert milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias exaltata L. – poke milkweed, asclépiade très grande 
                                  Species Asclepias fascicularis Decne. – Mexican whorled milkweed, narrowleaf milkweed, narrow-leaved milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias feayi Chapm. ex A. Gray – Florida milkweed, Feay's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias glaucescens Kunth – nodding milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias hallii A. Gray – Hall's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias hirtella (Pennell) Woodson – green milkweed, tall-green milkweed, prairie milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias humistrata Walter – pinewoods milkweed, sandhill milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias hypoleuca (A. Gray) Woodson – mahogany milkweed, talayote 
                                  Species Asclepias incarnata L. – rose milkweed, swamp milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias involucrata Engelm. ex Torr. – dwarf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias labriformis M.E. Jones – Jones' milkweed, Utah milkweed, labriform milkweed, poisonous milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias lanceolata Walter – fewflower milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias lanuginosa Nutt. – side-cluster milkweed, sidecluster milkweed, woolly milkweed, small-green milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias latifolia (Torr.) Raf. – broadleaf milkweed, corn-kernel milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias lemmonii A. Gray – bigleaf milkweed, Lemmon's milkweed, big-leaf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias linaria Cav. – pine-needle milkweed, pineneedle milkweed, yerba de cuervo 
                                  Species Asclepias linearis Scheele – slim milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias longifolia Michx. – longleaf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias macrosperma Eastw. – largeseed milkweed, large-seeded milkweed, dwarf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias macrotis Torr. – long-hood milkweed, longhorn milkweed, longhood milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias meadii Torr. ex A. Gray – Mead's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias michauxii Decne. – Michaux's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias nivea L. – Caribbean milkweed, white milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias nummularia Torr. – tufted milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias nyctaginifolia A. Gray – Mojave milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias obovata Elliott – pineland milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias oenotheroides Schltdl. & Cham. – zizotes milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias ovalifolia Decne. – milkweed, oval-leaf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias pedicellata Walter – savannah milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias perennis Walter – aquatic milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias prostrata W.H. Blackw. – prostrate milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias pumila (A. Gray) Vail – low milkweed, plains milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias purpurascens L. – purple milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias quadrifolia Jacq. – fourleaf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias quinquedentata A. Gray – slim-pod milkweed, slimpod milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias rubra L. – red milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias rusbyi (Vail) Woodson – Rusby's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias ruthiae Maguire – Ruth's milkweed, Ruth milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias sanjuanensis K.D. Heil, J.M. Porter & S.L. Welsh – San Juan River milkweed, San Juan milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias scaposa Vail – Bear Mountain milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias solanoana Woodson – serpentine milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias speciosa Torr. – showy milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias sperryi Woodson – Sperry's milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias stenophylla A. Gray – slimleaf milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias subulata Decne. – desert milkweed, rush milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias subverticillata (A. Gray) Vail – whorled milkweed, poison milkweed, western whorled milkweed, horsetail milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias sullivantii Engelm. ex A. Gray – Sullivant's milkweed, prairie milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias syriaca L. – broadleaf milkweed, common milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias texana A. Heller – Texas milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias tomentosa Elliott – tuba milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias tuberosa L. – butterflyweed, butterfly milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias uncialis Greene – wheel milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias variegata L. – white milkweed, redring milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias verticillata L. – eastern whorled milkweed, whorled milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias vestita Hook. & Arn. – woolly milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias viridiflora Raf. – green milkweed, green antelopehorn milkweed, green comet milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias viridis Walter – green antelopehorn 
                                  Species Asclepias viridula Chapm. – southern milkweed 
                                  Species Asclepias welshii N.H. Holmgren & P.K. Holmgren – Welsh's milkweed 
       

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  Source: Apocynaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Asclepias   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Asclepias   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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