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Asclepias speciosa Torr.
SHOWY MILKWEED
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Asclepias speciosa
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma asclepiadea @ BPI (1)

Phoma herbarum @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Myzus ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Apidae  Anthophora affabilis @ BBSL (1)

Bombus crotchii @ AMNH_BEE (8)

Bombus griseocollis @ EMEC (1)

Bombus melanopygus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Coccinellidae  Coccinella septempunctata @ I_LB (1)

Hippodamia convergens @ I_STA (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium molle @ BPI (5)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium fusarioides @ BPI (3)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum salmonicolor @ BPI (2)
Halictidae  Nomia melanderi @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Megachilidae  Heriades carinata @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Heriades timberlakei @ BBSL (3)

Megachile coquilletti @ UCRC_ENT (1); AMNH_BEE (4)

Megachile gemula @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile gentilis @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Megachile onobrychidis @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Megachile perihirta @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile texana @ UCRC_ENT (1); AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile undet @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Miridae  Ectopiocerus anthracinus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora asclepiadis @ BPI (1)

Cercospora clavata @ BPI (15)

Cercospora elaeochroma @ BPI (2)

Cercospora hansenii @ BPI (7)

Cercospora @ BPI (3)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia bartholomaei @ BPI (9)

Puccinia chloridis @ BPI (3)

Puccinia seymouriana @ BPI (2)

Uromyces asclepiadis @ BPI (1)
Rhopalidae  Boisea trivittata @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium jamesianum @ BPI (2)
_  Trichothecium roseum @ BPI (2)

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Asclepias speciosa Torr.
showy milkweed

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General Information
Symbol: ASSP
Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
Characteristics
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Robert Tatina. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California . ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, NV, Deer Lodge. Usage Requirements .

©Richard A. Howard. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection . United States, CO, Estes Park. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, CO, Larimer Co., Fort Collins. June 18, 2012. Usage Requirements .

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: 30. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ASGI6 Asclepias giffordii Eastw.

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 speciosa Torr. – showy 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.
Iowa showy milkweed Threatened
U.S. Weed Information
Asclepias speciosa showy milkweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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OR-Malheur Experiment Station (ASSP)
UK-Plants For A Future (ASSP)
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USDI GS NPWRC-Native Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands (ASSP)
WA-University of Washington Herbarium (ASSP)
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Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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