Asclepias amplexicaulis J.E. Smith. Clasping Milkweed, Sand Milkweed. Phen: (Apr-) May-Jul; Jun-Aug. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, barrens, sandy prairies, other dry woodlands of various types. Dist: NH and NY west to MN, IA, and KS, south to c. peninsular. FL, west to e. TX.
ID notes: The flowers have a fragrance of cloves and roses.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl5, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Woodson (1954)