Asclepias purpurascens - Purple Milkweed

Similar to the common milk weed but with deep purple-red flowers, 2-3 ft high.

The first photo shows the details of the flower. For more on the flower structure see Asclepias syriaca (Milkweed - Common) in this gallery. The relative horn height to hood height helps distinguish between different milkweeds. The second shows the flower cluster and the last the plant.

  • <i>asclepias purpurascens</i> (purple milkweed)
    Asclepias purpurascens (purple milkweed) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey). These were found in the meadows under the power lines in Bridgewater Township June 17, 2012.
  • <i>asclepias purpurascens</i> (purple milkweed)
    Asclepias purpurascens (purple milkweed) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey). These were found in the meadows under the power lines in Bridgewater Township June 17, 2012.
  • <i>asclepias purpurascens</i> (purple milkweed) view: plant
    Asclepias purpurascens (purple milkweed) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey). These were found in the meadows under the power lines in Bridgewater Township June 17, 2012.
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