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Photo Guide : Asclepias purpurascens (Purple Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb from a slender to stout rhizome
  • 5-10 dm tall
  • Leaves opposite, 8-23 cm long, 4-10 cm wide
  • Flowers: deep purplish-red
  • Habitat: Sandy or rocky calcareous soils of open deciduous woodlands
  • Distribution: Great Plains except IA, MO, e edge KS (also Wallace Co.), e edge OK; (CT & NC w to Great Plains, s to AR)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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