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Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

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Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago
Common milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca


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RyanBertossi
RyanBertossi 11 years ago

Looks like milkweed

Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago

A very important host plant for butterflies, especially for monarchs. They obtain defensive chemicals called glycosides from eating the leaves of the plant. When a part of the plant is damaged, it produces a white latex, hence the name milkweed.

JeniferNikole
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JeniferNikole

Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2010
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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