Asclepias syriaca L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 214 (1762). (syn: Asclepias apocinum Gaterau; Asclepias cornuti Decne.; Asclepias globosa Stokes; Asclepias grandifolia Bertol.; Asclepias illinoensis Michx. ex Steud.; Asclepias intermedia Vail; Asclepias kansana Vail; Asclepias pubescens Moench (ambiguous synonym); Asclepias pubigera Dumort.; Asclepias serica Rafin.; Asclepias syriaca var. kansana (Vail) E. J. Palmer & Steyerm.);      
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Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland,
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North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma,
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Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia), Canada (Manitoba, New
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Asclepias syriaca : West Point, New York : 14OCT19 : AK-21 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Asclepias syriaca seen at West Point, overlooking the Hudson River.

It was a wild plant. 

Pictures taken in June, 2017.


yes. common milkweed. monarch butterflies need its soft young leaves for its caterpillars.


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