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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Asclepiadaceae
Family Common Name: Milk weed family
Scientific Name: Asclepias meadii Torr.ex Gray
Common Name: Mead's milkweed
Species Code: ASCMEA
General Distribution: A. meadii is found from southern Wisconsin and western Illinois to Kansas and Missouri; in calcareous soils of prairies.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 70 days.
References: Betz, R. F. (1989). Ecology of Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii Torrey). Pp. 187-191. In: T. B. Bragg and J. Stubbendieck (eds.). Proc. 11th North Amer. Prairie Conf., Prairie pioneers: Ecology, history and culture. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Table 10.22 In: Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Asclepias meadii Torr.ex Gray plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 30 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.