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    • Common Milkweed
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    • Asclepias syriaca
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    • ASCSYR
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    • Algodoncillo común

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Recent observations

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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iowabiologist

Date

June 3, 2016 12:30 PM CDT

Description

Growing in an open grassy field

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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swampy

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December 4, 2016

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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swampy

Date

December 4, 2016

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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phelps

Date

December 3, 2016 01:38 AM EST

Description

Though the majority of the plant is not distinguishable, the seeds sacs are quite unique. They hold onto pollen within; some of this can be seen.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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maty1234

Date

September 9, 2016 12:39 AM EDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 31, 2016 10:30 AM CDT

Description

Growing in an open area near a narrow row of trees along the shore of Don Williams Lake

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

August 10, 2016 02:20 PM CDT

Description

Growing in an open roadside near agricultural fields

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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srall

Date

December 1, 2016 01:49 PM EST

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 21, 2016 10:50 AM CDT

Description

Growing along an open hiking trail in a wooded riparian area

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 11, 2016 11:23 AM EDT

Description

Growing in a heavily forested area near a pond. Collected by Alan Wanamaker.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 8, 2016 10:07 AM EDT

Description

Growing in a tree line beside an agricultural field. Sample collected by Alan Wanamaker.

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 8, 2016 04:15 PM EDT

Description

Growing along an open tree-lined roadside. Collected by Alan Wanamaker.

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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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