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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

mflower

Date

July 16, 2013 08:50 PM CDT

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Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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calopteryx

Date

July 24, 2008

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Date

July 13, 1979

Description

Eastern Long-horned Milkweed Beetles (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus), mating on Common Milkweed flowers (Asclepias syriaca), July 13, 1979. Town of Manchester, Ontario County, south of Palmyra, NY... © Dave Spier [low-res scan of Kodachrome 64 slide # 334-25] Shot with a Canon film camera and macro lens [details not recorded].

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Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

prairieridge

Date

November 7, 2013 11:58 PM EST

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Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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aaroncarlson

Date

June 26, 2010 03:04 PM CDT

Description

covered with ants

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aaroncarlson

Date

June 28, 2013 02:09 PM CDT

Description

Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area, Dunn Co., WI

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Date

March 7, 2008 08:33 AM EST

Description

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) photo = Milkweed,Common_MAC_©DaveSpier_D041818iN

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

calopteryx

Date

June 29, 2013

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Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 4, 2006 01:06 PM EDT

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Observer

susanelliott

Date

September 24, 2008

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Observer

susanelliott

Date

September 18, 2013

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

January 31, 2014 10:00 AM EST

Description

4 feet high, along trail on high ground

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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 most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. It grows in sandy soils and sunny areas. It was one of the earliest North American species described in Cornut's 1635 work Canadensium Plantarum Historia. The specific...

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