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Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 21, 2020.


Above: Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/21/20).


Poke Milkweed - Asclepias exaltata

Poke milkweed is found in moist woodland habitats. It grows in moist soil and sunny or partly shaded places.

Flowers are in open droopy clusters. The green and white (or light pink) flowers have 5-parted petals that hang downward in the shape of cylindrical hoods that surround a horn, and 5 flaring petals that bend back away from the flower.

Other names: Tall Milkweed.

For more information on the Poke Milkweed, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Poke Milkweed.


Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2020.
Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2020.
Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 23, 2020.
Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 23, 2020.
Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 23, 2020.
Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 23, 2020.

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Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata


Common Milkweed by Lake Wingra Boat House on June 27, 2019.


Above: Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 2020.


Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2020.

Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2020.

Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2020.


Above: Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 22, 2020.


Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna on June 23, 2020.


Above: Poke Milkweed in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23, 2020.



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