Asclepias exaltata L.
Family: Apocynaceae
poke milkweed,  more...
[Asclepias bicknellii Vail,  more]
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Asclepias: named for the Greek god of healing Asklepios
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-5' tall forb, single stem, milky juice
Leaves: opposite, stalked, thin, broadly elliptical, with pointed tips and bases
Flowers: white to purplish, 5-parted, 1/2" tall, awl-shaped horns coming out of and attached well below the hoods; inflorescence several drooping, loose, few-flowered umbels; blooms June-July
Fruits: erect pods from downwardly-pointing stalks; many seeds on silky hairs
Habitat: moist; woods
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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S. Kelly Kearns  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Christopher Noll  
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