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Asclepias exaltata Linnaeus. Tall Milkweed, Poke Milkweed. Phen: May-Aug; May-Oct. Hab: Moist forests, slopes, and forest margins. Dist: ME and s. ON west to MN and IA, south to n. GA, n. AL (Schotz 2009). e. and c. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), KY, and IL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA14, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, Woodson (1954); = Asclepias phytolaccoides Pursh – Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily ?: 4

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