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Asclepias linearis

Asclepias linearis Scheele

 

Squat Milkweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyAsclepiadaceaeIncludes some herbs, twining shrubs, lianas, leafless stem succulents, rarely trees
GenusAsclepiasFor Asklepios, the Greek god of healing
Specieslinearis

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Asclepias linearis (Squat Milkweed)

8/26/2014 · Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Grants, NM
≈ 7 × 8" (17 × 20 cm)

Asclepias linearis (Squat Milkweed)

8/26/2014 · Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center, Grants, NM
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

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