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Discoveries Out & About: Poke Milkweed ~ Asclepias exaltata
It's always nice to see a different type of milkweed, another plant for the Monarchs and the Monarch Mimicry Complex insects. I spotted this milkweed at a local park recently before it started to flower. It was growing in partial shade at the edge of an oak woodland. I also saw some plants in deeper shade too.
I later saw the Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidomera clivicollis) too, feeding on the leaves.
If you have a partially shaded spot with good moisture this is a great milkweed to add to your landscape.
Prairie Moon Nursery has seeds for sale.
© Heather Holm, 2015. Heather Holm