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Scarlet milkweed, tropical milkweed, bloodflower, native to the American tropics, introduced to other continents
Whitestem milkweed, native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts
Blunt-leaved milkweed, native to central and eastern United States
Pallid milkweed, native to the western United States
Desert milkweed, native to California, Arizona, and Baja Californi
Asclepias commonly knows as milkweed, is an American genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants that contains over 140 known species. It previously belonged to the family Asclepiadaceae, but this is now classified as the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae.
Milkweed is named for its milky sap, which consists of a latex containing alkaloids and several other complex compounds including cardenolides. Some species are known to be toxic.
Carl Linnaeus named the genus after Asclepius, the Greek god of healing.
Below are 32 species of milkweed and we hope to add all 140 known species to this list.
Sandhill milkweed, native to southeastern United States
Lanceolate milkweed (Cedar Hill milkweed), native to coastal plain of eastern United States from Texas to New Jersey
Heart-leaf milkweed, native to the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range
Swamp milkweed, native to wetlands of North America
Curtiss' milkweed, endemic to sandy areas of Florida
Antelope horns, native to American southwest and northern Mexico
California milkweed, native to central and southern California
Pine needle milkweed, native to Mojave and Sonoran deserts
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Woollypod milkweed, native to California, Baja California, and Nevada
Poke milkweed, native to eastern North America
Narrow-leaf milkweed, native to Western United States