Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed

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Asclepias purpurascens, _Purple_Milkweed, I_SOP1679
© Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011

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Flowers cluster near the top of the plant, a deeper color than Common Milkweed ranging from rust red to deep purple, veins are perpendicular to the midrib, lives in mesic conditions, can tolerate some shade. This was right at the edge of the Occoquan Bay at one of the streams outflow.

title Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
country United States
state/province Virginia
county Prince William
city/place Woodbridge
site/street/trail Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 38.7_-77.4
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2010:05:26 11:37:28
source Flickr
flickr_agent 39432681@N05
cell 703-400-8225
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