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Showy Milkweed

A tall and showy plant, with a large round cluster of five pointed pink flowers. The flowers are clustered terminally at the end of a thick stalk. This plant is common along roadsides and in open sunny areas.

The leaves are large and simple shaped, and smooth edged.

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Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Asclepias speciosa
Native:Yes
Growing Season:All summer
Soil Type:Open areas, roadsides
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Habitat:Foothills
Family:Dogbane