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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
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Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Height: 1 to 4 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
More photos of this flower
- Common Milkweed
Swamp milkweed is a striking bright pink, while common milkweek is a much paler shade. Clusters of common milkweed nod pronouncedly.
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.