Asclepias syriaca L.
  • Sp. Pl. ed. 2
  • Asclépiade de Syrie

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General Information

"Colonial by roots; stems stout, 1–2 m, mostly simple, hairy; lvs thick, narrowly or broadly elliptic to ovate or oblong, 10–15 cm, acute or apiculate, soft-hairy beneath; petioles 5–15 mm; umbels often numerous, terminal and lateral, compactly many-fld; peduncles 3–10 cm; cor nearly purple to nearly green, its lobes 7–10 mm; hoods pale purple, somewhat divergent, 4–5 mm, surpassing the gynostegium, the lateral margins with a prominent, sharp, triangular lobe near the middle; horns short, inflexed; fr erect on deflexed pedicels, 7–12 cm, tomentose and beset with soft, filiform to conic processes; 2n=22. Fields, meadows, and roadsides; N.B. to Va. and n. Ga., w. to Man., Nebr., and Okla. June–Aug. (A. kansana) Native, the specific epithet in error."

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    Bis 2 m hoch, am Grund verholzend. Blätter lanzettlich, unterseits dicht flaumig, 10–20 (–30) cm lang, ca. 1 cm lang gestielt. Blüten in vielblütigen Dolden. Kronblätter braunrot, rückwärts gerichtet, 5–10 mm lang, mit 3–5 mm langen, aufgeri

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    6–8. Angepflanzt und verwildert, kollin.

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    Other Local Names

    Asclépiade de SyrieFrenchCH
    Syrische SeidenpflanzeGermanCH
    Albero della seta, Lino d'IndiaItalianCH


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Sp. Pl. ed. 2

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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