A group of milkweed plants was found north of Ahtanum Creek.
This milkweed will become dormant very soon. New growth should occur in April when there is warmer weather.
Showy Milkweed with new growth. Bought at a nursery.
Asclepias L. (1753), the milkweeds, is a genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants that contains over 140 known species. It previously belonged to the family Asclepiadaceae, but this is now classified as the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae.