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Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias syriaca
Common Milkweed
Photographer: George Rembert

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0785 (2005-04-17)

Copyright © 2005 George Rembert

  • date of photo  Nov 1980
  • this photo depicts a plant that was cultivated or collected in the wild
  • photo location   Collected from open field in Ashe County, NC
  • plant's place of origin   Mountainous area in NW North Carolina-Elevation 3400' (Ashe County, North Carolina, US)
  • family Apocynaceae
  • notes   Pod was placed on a dark surface. With multiple flashes in position, the pod was opened. Immediately, the 'seed balloons' poured out of the pod. Only four photos in quick succession were possible before the seeds were in disarray. This is the best photo of the four taken.
  • camera   Canon A-1 on Kodacolor II print film
  • contributor's ID #  1180MW
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Broadleaf Milkweed, Common Milkweed (ITIS ) Common Milkweed (photographer)
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