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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Image ID: 2013/oth29

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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
Date:  6/18/2013
Notes: Taken on Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail, Escalante, Utah
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Showy Milkweed may be easily confused with:
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.

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