Asclepias speciosa facts for kids

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

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is a species of milkweed plant. It is also known as Greek Milkweed. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to western North America. It blooms from May to July. This species is found in savannas, prairies, meadows, and fields.

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