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Purple Milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed is rare in northeastern US; Connecticut classifies this as a species of special concern.

• Family: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)
• Habitat: thickets, fields, and roadsides
• Height: 2-3 feet
• Flower size: 3/8 inch across
• Flower color: pinkish purple
• Flowering time: July
• Origin: native

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Asclepias purpurascens
Asclepias purpurascens
Asclepias purpurascens
A leaf of purple milkweed.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.