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Swamp Milkweed
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: 'Asclepias'
Species: ''A. incarnata''
Binomial name
Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a species of milkweed plant. It is also known as Rose Milkweed, Pink Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed, and White Indian Hemp. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to North America. It blooms from June to August. The flowers are pink. Swamp Milkweed is found in wet meadows, prairies, swamps, and marshes. It likes moist soil and sunny or partly shaded places. It grows to a height of 0.3 to 1.5 meters (1–5 feet).<ref name=wc>William Cullina (2000). Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America. The New England Wildflower Society. </reb>



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