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Clasping Milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm.)

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A milkweed species found across eastern North America, common in a few different regions but scattered and less common throughout most of its range. Named for the fact that the leaves usually clasp the stem at the base, a characteristic uncommon among the Asclepias genus.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.