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Photo Guide : Asclepias viridis (Spider Milkweed)

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Flower
(17 K)
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Flower
(17 K)
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Flower
(13 K)
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Leaf
(10 K)
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Pods
(25 K)
  • Perennial herb from a thickened, cylindrical to fusiform, vertical rootstock
  • 2.5-6.5dm tall
  • leaves mostly alternate to subopposite, 5-12cm long, 1-5.5cm wide
  • Flowers: greenish-white and reddish-purple
  • Habitat: Sandy or rocky calcareous soils in prairies
  • Distribution: se NE, MO, KS, OK; (OH to NE, s to FL & TX)
Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.
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