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Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)
Image ID: 2015/ar122
Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Height: 3 to 6 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.3 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
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Poke Milkweed may be easily confused with:
- Common Milkweed
Poke milkweed's clusters are much less dense than those of common milkweed, and the flowers have a distinctive "horned" form.
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.