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Purple Milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens


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:


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1 Comment

AshleyBradford 11 years ago

That's a really beautiful one. Great color.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

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