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Purple Milkweed growing in the meadow east of the observation tower at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Purple Milkweed plants flower from May to June in the Mid-Atlantic region. Milkweed is a host plant for several types of insects, including the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The park manager at Huntley Meadows designated Purple Milkweed as a "plant of interest," due to the fact that it is officially a rare plant species in the state of Virginia (S2).
Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...
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