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Photo Guide : Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)

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Leaf
(6 K)
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(22 K)
  • Perennial herbs with a shallow root system
  • 5-9dm tall
  • Leaves mostly verticillate to subverticillate; 1.5-8cm long, 0.5-1.5mm wide
  • Flowers: white to greenish-white
  • Habitat: Sandy, clayey, or rocky calcareous soils of prairies, badlands, flood plains, & open woods
  • Distribution: Great Plains except WY, CO; (s Can., MA to MT, s to FL & AZ)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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