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Photo Guide : Asclepias ovalifolia (Oval Leaf Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb, stems relatively slender
  • 1-3dm tall
  • Leaves opposite; 3-7cm long, 1.5-4.0cm wide
  • Flowers: Inflorescences usually solitary and terminal, flowers rather small, greenish white and tinged with purple, blooming from May to July
  • Habitat: Sandy prairies and open woods, gravely knolls, spreading to railways
  • Distribution: WI and n IL westward to the Dakotas; s Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Text taken from:
R.E. Woodson Jr., 1954. North American Species of Asclepias. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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