Horsetail Milkweed

Asclepias subverticillata

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Asclepias subverticillata, also known as whorled milkweed, is a plant found in the United States.

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Horsetail Milkweed lives in North America. It belongs to the Milkweed Family. Its scientific name is Asclepias subverticillata and it is a flowering plant. Its other names are The Whorled Milkweed or Narrowleaf Milkweed. Butterflies eat the pollen from the plant. It looks like white round stars with a green stem. This plant is medicinal. It stops nose bleeds and reduces coughing. Milkweed can be toxic, especially the narrowleaf species.

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www.plants.usda.gov
www.wildflower,org
www.etsystudio.co

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  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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