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Photo Guide : Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

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Leaf
(11 K)
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Flower
(15 K)
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Flower
(19 K)
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Plant
(32 K)
  • Perennial herb from a deep rhizome
  • 6-20 dm tall
  • Leaves opposite and 10-19 cm long, 5-11 cm wide
  • Flowers: dull purplish-pink to greenish white
  • Habitat: Prairie, pastures, roadsides, and waste ground; sandy, clayey, or rocky calcareous soils of banks or flood plains
  • Distribution: Great plains except MT,WY,CO,NM,TX; (s. Can., ME to ND, s to NC, nw GA, ne OK, & TX)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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