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  • Spanish
    • Algodoncillo común
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    • Asclepias syriaca
  • English
    • Common Milkweed
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • ASCSYR

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Recent observations

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Ascsyr Asclepias syriaca

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charlie

Date

September 28, 2014 03:19 PM EDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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markham

Date

September 27, 2014 06:12 PM EDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Date

September 16, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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hopesweers

Date

September 18, 2014 08:49 AM EDT

Description

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

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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.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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svarner

Date

September 20, 2014

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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hopemitch

Date

September 18, 2014

Description

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

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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hopealexis

Date

September 18, 2014 01:00 PM EDT

Description

pods were plentiful and very full

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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camellsworth

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

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

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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theocelot

Date

September 18, 2014 08:50 AM EDT

Description

Just starting to fruit, the pods were almost ready for their mechanical dispersal.

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Description from Wikipedia

Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed, is a species of flowering plant. It is in the genus Asclepias, the milkweeds. This species is native to Southern Canada and of much of the conterminous Eastern U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. It grows in sandy soils and other kinds of soils in sunny areas. It was one of the earliest North American...

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