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Asclepias lanceolata

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Asclepias, Lanceolated milkwort
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Erect, perennial herbs with milky juice; leaves simple, alternate, opposite, or whorled, narrow; flowers 5-parted, in rounded clusters, white, greenish, yellow, orange, or red; fruit dry and inflated, erect, and with many hair-tufted seeds
Season:
Summer
Height:
2-4 ft.
Foliage:
Narrow, opposite, lanceolate leaves; 6-8 in. long; smooth, slender stem; wide spacing between pairs of leaves
Flower:
1-3 umbels at top of stem; 5-12 bright orange-yellow flowers with red corolla per umbel
Site:
Savannahs, moist ditches, brackish marshes
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, stupor, weakness, spasms
Toxic Principle:
Cardiac glycosides and resinoids
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas, native or naturalized in waste places, roadsides, fields; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennials
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2486

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Asclepias lanceolata Asclepias lanceolata
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