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Know Your Natives – Green Milkweed

Green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family, formerly of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family, is one of 14 Asclepias species found in Arkansas. It occurs across the U.S. except for six western states and five northeastern states. In Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) in the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family, formerly in the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family, is a perennial herbaceous forb. The genus name relates to the Greek god of medicine (Asklepios, alternatively spelled Asclepius). The specific epithet is from a … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Red-Ring Milkweed

Red-ring milkweed (Asclepias variegata) of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family, formerly of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family, occurs in the U.S. from eastern Texas and Oklahoma to Illinois and east and south to the borders.  It occurs throughout much of Arkansas except … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Milkweeds (Featured Species: Four-Leaved Milkweed)

Milkweeds, of the Apocyanceae (Dogbane) Family (formerly of the Asclepiadaceae [Milkweed] Family), are herbaceous perennials with 14 species identified in Arkansas.  Most, but not all, milkweeds have milky sap.  Milkweeds are important pollinator plants attracting butterflies, moths, ants, bees, flies, … Continue reading

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