Four-Leaved Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia)
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Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Height: 1 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: May to July
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Notes: Upper and lower leaves in pairs, middle leaves in whorls of four.
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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.