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  Asclepias incarnata L. subsp. incarnata image
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Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias incarnata L. subsp. incarnata
swamp milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
incarnata: Latin for "flesh" sometimes for flesh color of flowers
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 5' tall forb, milky juice, mostly hairless or sparsely downy; stems with divided branches toward the top
Flower: deep pink to red, 5-parted, 3/8" tall, fragrant, horns much taller than the hoods; inflorescence usually several, erect umbels; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:pods with many seeds on silky hairs
Leaf:opposite, lance-like or oblong-linear with pointed tips and mostly pointed bases
Habitat: full sun; wet to moist; shores, marshes, streambanks, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
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Asclepias incarnata L. var. incarnata

         
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