Oct. 12, 2018

poke milkweed, Asclepias exaltata

Here's poke milkweed. Its dramatic, swept-back flowers evoke sci-fi or video game stuff - something falling out of the sky to get us! Muehlenberg may have had similar feelings when he named this exaltata. These actually hang out in the woods, The only woodland milkweed, at least in this region. Poke milkweed grows in AL, CT, DE, GA, IA(L), IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI(S), SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, ON, and QC. Hillsdale Co MI, 6/17/12.