Asclepias variegata L. - Milkweed
Family - Asclepiadaceae
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Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Dry or rocky woods, sandy open ground, ravine bottoms, low woods, slopes, ridges, roadsides.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This striking species of milkweed can be found in just the extreme southeastern corner of Missouri. The plant is simple to identify in the field because of its big full umbels of white flowers.
Photographs taken at the Holly Ridge Conservation Area, Stoddard County, MO., 6-14-03, and in the Red Hills of Alabama, 6-4-05.