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Asclepias incarnata
Swamp milkweed
 
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Swamp milkweed is similar to the more familiar common milkweed, but its flowers are a rich pink. Its leaves are slender.

The plant is found in low-lying areas at the edge of swamps and ponds.

Similar to purple milkweed, which is found in the woods in May.

 

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Height: 2' - 4'

Frequency: Scarce in wet areas of sunny field.

Blooms: July and August.

Range: Found throughout Indiana and from New Brunswick to Saskatchewan, from Tennessee to Colorado, and south to Louisiana