Asclepias speciosa

Showy milkweed


A hairy, erect perennial growing to about 4’ H. The large, pointed, fragrant, furry leaves; flowers pale pink to pinkish-purple arranged in thick umbels; fruit is a large, rough follicle filled with many flat oval seeds with luxuriant silky plumes. Spreads by underground rhizomes, forming an expanding clump.

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