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Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa Torr.

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Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Apocynaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Canada, and United States. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Arogos Skipper, Monarch, Uncas Skipper, and Russet Skipperling. Individuals can grow to 6 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of showy milkweed. View this species on GBIF