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Asclepias syriaca L.
COMMON MILKWEED
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Asclepias syriaca
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Acanaloniidae  Acanalonia bivittata @ UDCC_TCN (4)

Acanalonia conica @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Andrenidae  Andrena vicina @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ NCSU_ENT (13)

Macrosiphum ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myzocallis ( @ AMNH_PBI (6); NCSU (14)
Apidae  Bombus citrinus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Bombus fernaldae @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Bombus griseocollis @ PN- (5); MLSB__N16- (13); AMNH_BEE (9); UCMS_ENT (1)

Bombus perplexus @ AMNH_BEE (2); UCMS_ENT (5)

Bombus ternarius @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Bombus vagans @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Ceratina calcarata @ MLSB__N16- (1)

Ceratina dupla @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Nomada arenicola @ BBSL (1)

Nomada maculata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Nomada texana @ BBSL (1)
Cantharidae  Chauliognathus @ PN- (1)
Cicadellidae  Agallia quadripunctata @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Graphocephala coccinea @ AMNH_IZC (3)
Coccinellidae  Brachiacantha ursina @ I_LB (1)

Cycloneda munda @ I_LB (5)

Harmonia axyridis @ I_LB (3)

Hippodamia variegata @ MLSB__N16- (2)
Colletidae  Hylaeus affinis @ MLSB__N16- (1)

Hylaeus hyalinatus @ MLSB__N16- (1)

Hylaeus mesillae @ MLSB__N16- (1)
Delphacidae  Delphacodes puella @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Halictidae  Augochlorella aurata @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Halictus ligatus @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum birkmanni @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum foxii @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum imitatum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum leucocomum @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Lasioglossum lineatulum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum oceanicum @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum paraforbesii @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum pectorale @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum pictum @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Lasioglossum pilosum @ AMNH_BEE (14); UCMS_ENT (3)

Lasioglossum tegulare @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum versatum @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Lasioglossum zephyrum @ AMNH_BEE (4)
Lygaeidae  Lygaeus kalmii @ UDCC_TCN (4)

Oncopeltus fasciatus @ UDCC_TCN (4); AMNH_IZC (8)
Megachilidae  Heriades carinata @ MLSB__N16- (2); AMNH_BEE (2)

Heriades carinatus @ BBSL__ERR (1)

Megachile brevis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile gemula @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Megachile latimanus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile mendica @ BBSL (1); UCMS_ENT (1)

Megachile texana @ AMNH_BEE (7)

Osmia virga @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Miridae  Leptopterna dolabrata @ AMNH_ENT (1)
Nymphalidae  Danaus plexippus @ I_GEK (1)
Pentatomidae  Stiretrus anchorago @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Scarabaeidae  Popillia japonica @ MLSB__N16- (1)
Yponomeutidae  Atteva aurea @ PN- (13)
_  Calliphoridae @ PN- (2)

Chloropidae @ PN- (5)

Diptera @ PN- (3)

Forficulidae @ PN- (2)

Formicidae @ PN- (13)

Geometridae @ PN- (1)

Lampyridae @ PN- (1)

Scarabaeidae @ PN- (1)

Vespidae @ PN- (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Asclepias syriaca L. Common Milkweed
Apocynaceae — Dogbane family
Native
Asclepias syriaca
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
June 2001 Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
June 2016

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Asclepias syriaca L.
common milkweed

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General Information
Symbol: ASSY
Group: Dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport. 2002. Usage Requirements .

©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, DC, Washington. Usage Requirements .

©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. Usage Requirements .

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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: 28. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . 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 .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ASIN13 Asclepias intermedia Vail
ASKA3 Asclepias kansana Vail
ASSYK Asclepias syriaca L. var. kansana (Vail) Palmer & Steyerm.

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 syriaca L. – common milkweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Asclepias syriaca common 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.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

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

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ASSYK)
Kemper Center for Home Gardening (ASSY)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (ASSY)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (ASSY)
Native Plants Network (ASSY)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ASSY)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ASSY)
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Canada-Manitoba Weeds (ASSY)
Canada-Ontario Noxious Weeds (ASSY)
Medicinal library lithograph (ASSY)
NE-University of Nebraska Weed Publications (ASSY)
NY-Cornell University: Poisonous Plant Databases (images) (ASSY)
USGS - Native Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands: abstract & image (ASSY)
Virginia: abstract & image (ASSY)

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