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Asclepias exaltata L.
POKE MILKWEED
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Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed
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Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora clavata @ BPI (1)

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Asclepias exaltata L. Poke Milkweed
Apocynaceae — Dogbane family
Rare native
Asclepias exaltata
This plant is rare in Delaware, but abundant where the photo was taken in Virginia. Shenandoah National Park, VA
July 2005

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Asclepias exaltata L.
poke milkweed

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General Information
Symbol: ASEX
Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 29. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ASBI11 Asclepias bicknellii Vail
ASPH3 Asclepias phytolaccoides Pursh

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Gentianales
Family Asclepiadaceae – Milkweed family
Genus Asclepias L. – milkweed
Species Asclepias exaltata L. – poke milkweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Rhode Island poke milkweed Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FAC
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (ASEX)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ASEX)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ASEX)
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http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/vascular.shtml (ASEX)
http://www.floraofalabama.org (ASEX)

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Poke Milkweed
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