Ecology of Mead ' s Milkweed ( Asclepias meadii Torrey )

  title={Ecology of Mead ' s Milkweed ( Asclepias meadii Torrey )},
  author={Robert and Betz},
Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii Torrey) is a plant of virgin prairies, whose pre-settlement range included much of the midwest. It is now a rare plant confined to prairie hay meadows, railroad rights-of-way, prairie preserves and pioneer cemeteries. Studies of approximately a hundred individual plants, producing hundreds of flowering and sterile stems, in the wild and in cultivation for seven years (1965-1971) indicated that it was a moderately-sized plant whose stems averaged 56 cm in height… CONTINUE READING


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