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Photo Guide : Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb with shallow, fibrous root system
  • 7-20 dm tall
  • Leaves mostly opposite; 5-15cm long, 1-3cm wide
  • Flowers: bright pink or, rarely, white
  • Habitat: Banks and flood plains of lakes, ponds, and waterways, marshes, swamps , and other wet areas of prairies
  • Distribution: Great Plains except w ND, nw SD, MT; (s Can., ME to ND, s to FL & NM)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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