Dogbane Family (Apocynaceae), (Milkweed Family (Asclepiadaceae))|
Broad, pointed leaves.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) - Flowers are different, grows in more open habitat, leaves are more rounded at end.
Summer; White; 5 parts (petals); White, sparser & fewer than Common Milkweed.
Broad and pointed. Opposite.
45-150 cm (17-59 in)
Forests, Fields and Open Areas; Open forests.
Grows in Sun/Shade:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 264
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 72
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 136
Uncommon, easily overlooked, often confused with Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). The flowers of Poke Milkweed are quite different, and the leaves are mor pointed and feel different.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: exaltata: tall
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