Asclepias purpurascens

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Purple milkweed
Purple Milkweed Asclepias purpurascens Flower Heads 2000px.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: A. purpurascens
Binomial name
Asclepias purpurascens

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).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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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