Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Asclepias speciosa Torr. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Dennis W. Woodland

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Keir Morse

Merel R. Black
Family Asclepiadaceae
Asclepias speciosa Torr.
showy milkweed
Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
speciosa: showy
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, milky juice; stems single, hairy
Flower: pink to purple, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" tall; inflorescence an erect umbel
Fruit:pods
Leaf:stalked, single, oval, opposite and U-shaped bases, hairy beneath
Habitat: moist; prairies
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