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Photo Guide : Asclepias hirtella (Prairie Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb from a thickened taproot and possibly a rhizome
  • 2.5-11dm tall
  • Leaves mostly alternate, 4-14cm long, 0.3-0.7cm wide
  • Flowers: pale green tinged with purple
  • Habitat:Sandy or rocky, calcareous soils of prairies ans marshy areas
  • Distribution: IA, MO, e KS, e OK; (s Can., MI to MN, KS, s to WV & OK)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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