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Showy milkweed

Asclepias speciosa


A stout, sparingly branched, pubescent perennial, 1 1/2-3 ft. tall, with large, pointed leaves that are arranged oppositely on stalks and showy, spherical clusters of rose-colored flowers.


Spotted along the Columbia river. Shrub-steppe.


Found in western North America. The fibers from this plant were used by Native Americans to make ropes, nets and other items.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 46.85, Long: -119.95

Spotted on Jun 9, 2019
Submitted on Jun 16, 2019

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