Date: 9/8/19 5:11 am
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
Subject: Re: [birders] New Milkweed
Asclepias. Darn auto-correct.

On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:

> *Asclepius incarnatus* is Swamp Milkweed. Butterfly weed, also called
> Butterfly Milkweed, is *Asclepius* *tuberose**. *It has bright orange
> flowers, easily identifiable.
>
> On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 7:22 AM 'Philip Saoud' via Birders <
> <birders...> wrote:
>
>> Asclepias Incarnatus, or butterfly weed. I bought some at a local
>> nursery a few years ago and I get monarch caterpillars every year.
>>
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>> On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 12:21 AM, thegarlicks
>> <thegarlicks...> wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me what species of milkweed this is?
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/82741306@N03/albums/72157710746332957 It
>> appeared in my old field this year, the first time I've ever seen it.
>> Sadly, I didn't think to get pictures when it was in bloom; if I recall
>> correctly the flowers were mostly white with some lavender-ish hues in the
>> center of the* Asclepias*-looking inflorescences. Also, it bloomed
>> after the Common Milkweed had already gone to seed.
>>
>> It has opposite leaves and branches coming off a single main stalk about
>> 1.5 meters tall. A look at internet sources led me to consider "Aquatic
>> Milkweed," *Asclepias perennis*, though most pages say this species
>> doesn't occur in MI (though maps show it in Indiana). Also, *A. perennis*
>> is supposed to only grow in soil that's continually moist, which isn't true
>> of my old field, though there are marshes to the north and east of the
>> field. I live in a rural area about half way between Kalamazoo & Battle
>> Creek.
>>
>> Has been a banner year for Monarchs here this year (at least one larva is
>> visible in one of the pics in the album). Hope this is an appropriate place
>> to post this.
>>
>> --Diane Garlick, Augusta
>>
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