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Photo Guide : Asclepias quadrifolia (Four-Leaf Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb from long and fleshy rootstock, stems slender
  • 2-5 dm tall
  • leaves usually opposite but clustered to form a false whorl, 2.5-12.0 cm long, 1-6 cm wide
  • Flowers: Inflorescences usually solitary and terminal, flowers rather small, pale pink or cream, blooming from April to July
  • Habitat: Woods and thickets, usually rather dry and rocky
  • Distribution: sw VT to ne AL and westward to se IN; IA, AR, & adjacent IL, OK, & KS; se Ontario
Text taken from:
R.E. Woodson Jr., 1954. North American Species of Asclepias. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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