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Photo Guide : Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

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  • Perennial herb from a deep rhizome
  • 5-10 dm tall
  • Leaves usually opposite; 8-20 cm long, 2.5-10 cm wide
  • Flowers: purplish-rose
  • Habitat: Sandy, loamy, or rocky soils on banks and flood plains of lakes, ponds, or waterways or moist areas in prairies
  • Distribution: Great Plains except MO, sw IA, e 1/4 KS, e 1/3 OK; (s Can., Great Plains w to WA & w-cen CA, s to s NM)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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