Sunday, May 29, 2011

redring milkweed

This is Asclepias variegata in the family of asclepiadaceae:

Found at the Chapel Hill property, Mississippi, on May 7, 2011.  This particular plant was growing in a well shaded clearing, apart from the underbrush.  Native to the U.S. and Canada, this plant is found from the Gulf, up the Mississippi-Ohio River valleys and in to Ontario, Canada and from Texas to Connecticut.  However, in the norther states of Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, this plant (call white milk weed in these states) is considered endangered. 

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