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Photo Guide : Asclepias variegata (White Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb from a fleshy, fusiform rootstock, stems rather slender
  • 3-12dm tall
  • Leaves opposite; 5-12cm long, 1-3cm wide
  • Flowers: Inflorescences usually solitary and terminal, flowers white, rather large and showy, snowball like in appearance, blooming from May to July
  • Habitat:Thickets and open woods, usually in sandy or rocky soil
  • Distribution: CT to n FL and westward to s MO and e TX
Text taken from:
R.E. Woodson Jr., 1954. North American Species of Asclepias. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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