Data about <i>Asclepias purpurascens</i>

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Distribution

 
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Canada
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
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Lower 48 United States of America
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Physical Description

 
plant height average
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3 ft mature
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
growth habit
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forb/herb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

 
habitat
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cliff
Environments - EOL project  
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grassland
Environments - EOL project  
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meadow
Environments - EOL project  
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open woodland
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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prairie
Environments - EOL project  
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prairie
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
Environments - EOL project  
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slope
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
 
habitat includes
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non-marine
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
 
wetland indicator status (NWPL)
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facultative upland
National Wetland Plant List  
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facultative upland
National Wetland Plant List  
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facultative upland
National Wetland Plant List  
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facultative upland
National Wetland Plant List  
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facultative upland
National Wetland Plant List  
 
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elevation measurement
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4 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
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4 m
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
 
soil requirements
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needs dry to average soils
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
shade tolerance
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needs sun to partial shade
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Life History and Behavior

 
life cycle habit
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perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
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perennial
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
bloom period begin
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late May
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
bloom period end
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June
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed ripening date
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April
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed per unit average
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5,100 per ounce
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Conservation

 
extinction status
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extant
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

 
plant propagation method
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cold moist stratification
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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dry seed storage
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
plant spacing average
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1.5 inch
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed/spore extraction
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air-dry seed pods
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

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