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Recent observations

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What

Mojave milkweed Asclepias nyctaginifolia

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 24, 2014 08:12 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

poke milkweed Asclepias exaltata

Observer

yasingi

Date

September 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

hopesweers

Date

September 18, 2014 08:49 AM EDT

Description

Tall stalks, "warty" appearance on seed pods. Has mechanical seed dispersal.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

rprather

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

There were many milkweed plants along the path leading near the Colosseum-esque structure. The plants appeared healthy and had pods present but the seeds had not yet dropped yet.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata

Observer

pete_woods

Date

September 18, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Antelope-Horns Asclepias asperula ssp. asperula

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 20, 2014 01:12 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

svarner

Date

September 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

hopemitch

Date

September 18, 2014

Description

Saw this milkweed...it wasn't "moo"ving very much.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

hopealexis

Date

September 18, 2014 01:00 PM EDT

Description

pods were plentiful and very full

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

camellsworth

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

The plant has glycosides that makes the leaves and seeds toxic to mammals.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.