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Photo Guide : Asclepias meadii (Mead's Milkweed)

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(12 K)
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(22 K)
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  • Perennial herb from a slender rootstock, stems rather slender, simple
  • 2-4dm tall
  • Leaves opposite; 5-7cm long, 1-5cm wide
  • Flowers: Inflorescences solitary and terminal, flowers rather large, greenish cream tinged with purple, blooming from May to June
  • Habitat: Dry upland prairies and chert-lime glades, very scattered and rare
  • Distribution: s WI and n IL westward to MO and e KS
Text taken from:
R.E. Woodson Jr., 1954. North American Species of Asclepias. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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