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Asclepias incarnata L.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Asclepias Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • SWAMP MILKWEED - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Stems erect, usually (40-)70-150(- 250) cm tall; leaf blades linear-lanceolate to lanceolate or ovate-elliptic, (3-)5-15 cm long, to ca. 4 cm wide; petioles 3-10(-17) mm long; corolla lobes bright pink (rarely white); gynostegium pale pink (rarely white); hoods with horns.


Notes: Wet ground. May-Oct. (incarnata: flesh-colored)