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    • Common milkweed
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    • Asclepias syriaca
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    • ASCSYR
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    • Algodoncillo comĂșn

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gracedodillet

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Herbaceous plant with opposite, entire, simple leaves. Leaves are light green and slant upward, and also curve inward. Plant is 8 inches tall and still growing. No flowers present and leaf has a milky latex when torn.

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rhevey

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

Herbaceous. 45 cm in height at observation, single erect stem. Leaves opposite, short stem, 13 cm long, eliptical, large reddish central vein.

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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irene_davy

Date

May 24, 2015 12:43 PM EDT

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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jdickson3

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

This was found in the North Field, Latodami Nature Center, North Park.

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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rdstevenson

Date

May 22, 2015 03:26 PM EDT

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justcennet

Date

May 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We are encouraging several species of milkweed in our prairie strips and garden... including Asclepias syriaca, the common milkweed.

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reallifeecology

Date

May 20, 2015 04:08 PM EDT

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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larry522

Date

May 20, 2015 05:36 PM EDT

Place

Winooski (Google, OSM)

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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brianw

Date

May 19, 2015

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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erikamitchell

Date

May 17, 2015 11:29 AM EDT

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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bouteloua

Date

May 12, 2015 03:14 PM CDT

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Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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elarson

Date

September 22, 2013 01:56 PM EDT
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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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Conservation Summary

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