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Plant Details

Asclepias exaltata

Poke Milkweed, Tall Milkweed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias exaltata

Common Name:

Poke Milkweed, Tall Milkweed

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

shade - part sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Jun - Jul

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

“Moist forests, slopes, and forest margins.” Weakley 2015

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

"Asclepias exaltata is a tall milkweed frequently found on the edges of forests. It resembles the Common Milkweed, A. syriaca, and has been known to hybridize with this species in areas where both occur in close proximity. The leaves can be quite large on plants growing in moist shaded conditions. Umbels are pendulous with relatively few flowers. Strikingly aromatic when in bloom (Webref 20)." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Plant

image

Martha Baskin

Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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