Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is a species of milkweed plant. The species Asclepias cordifolia is also sometimes called Purple Milkweed. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to North America. It blooms from June to July. The flowers are a pink-purple color. This species is found in savannas, prairies, and meadows. Purple Milkweed likes to grow in clay or sandy soil and in sunny or partly shaded places. It grows to a height of 0.6 to 1.2 meters (2–4 feet).
- ↑ William Cullina (2000). Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America. The New England Wildflower Society. ISBN 0-395-96609-4
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