Data about <i>Asclepias hirtella</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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2.5 ft mature
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
plant height
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2.5 ft adult
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plant growth habit
  • plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
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forb/herb
  • forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

 
habitat
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clearing
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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clearing
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grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
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pasture
  • pasture
    Grassland used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000266
Environments - EOL project  
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plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
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prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
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prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
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prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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sand
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
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sand
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
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non-marine
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
 
interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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soil requirements
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needs dry to average soils
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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needs dry to average soils
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shade tolerance
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needs sun
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needs sun
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

Life History and Behavior

 
life cycle habit
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perennial
  • perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
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perennial
  • perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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perennial
  • perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
 
bloom period begin
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May
  • May
    The fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106184
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May
  • May
    The fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106184
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
bloom period end average
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August
  • August
    The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106187
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bloom period end
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August
  • August
    The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106187
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed ripening date
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October
  • October
    The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106189
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October
  • October
    The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
    http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#C106189
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed per unit average
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4,300 per ounce
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
seed per unit
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4,300 per ounce
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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
  • cold moist stratification
    Cold moist stratification in a refrigerator in a plastic freezer bag.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationColdMoistStrat
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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cold moist stratification
  • cold moist stratification
    Cold moist stratification in a refrigerator in a plastic freezer bag.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationColdMoistStrat
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dry seed storage
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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Propagation Dry
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sow early in greenhouse
  • sow early in greenhouse
    The plant develops slowly in greenhouse production. Sow early in the season.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/propagationEarlyGreenhouse
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
plant spacing average
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1 ft
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
 
plant spacing
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1 ft
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seed/spore extraction
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air-dry seed pods
  • air-dry seed pods
    Air-dry seed pods (may require collecting early and caging to catch fluffy seed or exploding seed pods)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractAirDry
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air-dry seed pods
  • air-dry seed pods
    Air-dry seed pods (may require collecting early and caging to catch fluffy seed or exploding seed pods)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractAirDry
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
  • fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
    Fluffy seed can be messy and can catch fire/potential fire hazard.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractFluffy
Shaw Nature Reserve - A division of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
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fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
  • fluffy seeds pose fire hazard
    Fluffy seed can be messy and can catch fire/potential fire hazard.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/seedExtractFluffy
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germination treatment
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Germination Early
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