Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

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Stephen L. Solheim
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias exaltata L.
poke milkweed, tall milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
exaltata: very tall
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-5' tall forb, single stem, milky juice
Flower: white to purplish, 5-parted, 1/2" tall, awl-shaped horns coming out of and attached well below the hoods; inflorescence several drooping, loose, few-flowered umbels; blooms June-July
Fruit:erect pods from downwardly-pointing stalks; many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:opposite, stalked, thin, broadly elliptical, with pointed tips and bases
Habitat: moist; woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Asclepias bicknellii Vail
Asclepias phytolaccoides Pursh

         
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