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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata


Low areas & along bodies of water


This plant was started from a seed and grew to be very large. It attracted many creatures, shown here with a honeybee and a ladybug. Other animals that visited and reproduced on it were monarchs, various moths, hoverflies , aphids, and ants. A whole ecosystem all on one plant.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Lat: 40.83, Long: -96.69

Spotted on Aug 6, 2016
Submitted on Jan 19, 2017

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