Nov. 22, 2019

prairie milkweed, Asclepias hirtella

The different milkweed, like it wants to be the one in junior high with purple hair? But it's still a milkweed, even if it does show us alternate, very narrow leaves. And what did it do with the horns we expect on its flowers? It's trying out a variety of open wet or dry habitats, and hangs in there even if it's not the most populous one in the milkweed crowd. Prairie milkweed grows in AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI(T), MN(T), MO, MS, OH, OK, TN(S), WI, WV, and ON. Kitty Todd Preserve, Lucas Co OH, 7/14/13.