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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Description:

Grows 2-4 ft. tall, deep pink floral clusters on tall branches with narrow, opposite, lance shaped leaves.

Habitat:

Area is a gated man-made lake community, surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some deciduous forest areas. In areas that are not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched. e not mowed, the land is old fields within the community, and are mowed biannually. Ditchlines and treelines are left untouched.

Notes:

aka.: Red milkweed, rose milkweed, marsh milkweed.

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1 Comment

MelindaKiser
MelindaKiser 2 years ago

I'm not a plant expert and not sure what has caused the unusual dark red coloration of the leaves.

MelindaKiser
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MelindaKiser

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 31, 2018

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