Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tall Green Milkweed

Tall Green Milkweed (Asclepias hirtella) was blooming in Fayette County, Illinois. I was not familiar with this milkweed, and was excited to see it in bloom. Calling it a "green" milkweed doesn't do justice to the beautiful inflorescence. It's alternate, lanceolate leaves make this plant standout.

Two great sites with more information. Illinois Wildflowers & Missouri Plants

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