Another “Swamp” Plant

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata; Apocynaceae) is found in habitats similar to swamp candles (see previous post).  They’re pretty easy to distinguish from common milkweed (A. syriaca): the flowers are a richer, more saturated pink color, and are borne in flatter, sparser clusters; also the leaves of swamp milkweed are much more narrow.

I don’t have much of anything new to say about them (see this post from 2017); I just wanted to share a few pictures from early August.

Click on each picture to see it better.


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