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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
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Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Height: 2 to 6 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Notes: Taken on Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail, Escalante, Utah
- Common Milkweed
The "petals" (actually hoods) of showy milkweed are longer, making the flowers look larger and flashier than common milkweed.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.