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Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) flowers. Plants were growing at the edge of a corn garden. Asclepias syriaca,Common milkweed,Geotagged,Minnesota,Summer,United States,dew,garden,milkweed flowers Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) flowers. Plants were growing at the edge of a corn garden.

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  1. What awesome flowers! I remember loving to play with the pods and fluff as a kid, but I don't know that I ever noticed the flowers at all.. (I grew up on the east coast) I don't think we have it out here though. I can't recall having seen any for years. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. This clone is really different from the typical plants around here. Much deeper pink color and even the buds have red streaks in them. Leaves are generally darker green as well.

      Looks like Asclepias syriaca is "present" in Oregon (one county) but nowhere else on the West Coast. This fact sheet https://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/WA-milkweed-guide_XercesSoc1.pdf from the Xerces Society lists Washington Asclepias species with maps, too.
      Posted one year ago

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''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.

Similar species: Gentianales
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2019. Captured Jul 17, 2015 08:37 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm