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2 edition of Showy milkweed found in the catalog.

Showy milkweed

Martin Zimmerman

Showy milkweed

scientific name, Asclepias speciosa : common name, creek milkweed

by Martin Zimmerman

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Published by Oregon State University, Cooperative Extension Service in [Corvallis, OR] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Milkweeds -- Identification.,
  • Milkweeds -- Control.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Martin Zimmerman.
    SeriesFS -- 49., Fact sheet (Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service) -- 49.
    ContributionsOregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 leaf :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16131803M

    Asclepias tuberosa range map. Collectively, these hoods and horns are called the corona, which houses glands that produce abundant nectar and has a series of slits where the anthers are exposed. Therefore, it is best to plant the seed in autumn and they will easily germinate the following spring. The size, shape and color of the horns and hoods are often important identifying characteristics for species in the genus Asclepias. The white roots and woody crown are alive just waiting for consistently warm weather to wake up and begin to grow. An insect visiting the flower for nectar slips its leg into the slit, and the pollen sacs become attached with the help of the corpusculum.

    The patterns method I highly recommend the "patterns method" of identifying plants that Thomas Elpel covers in his book Botany In a Day. No record has been found of large-scale success. Whole plant with flowers. With just a few simple hints, you will be able to find and confidently identify Milkweed.

    In mid-spring, remove old stems just above ground level. Milkweed was used medicinally in the past. Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix added to the planting hole is enough. Recent Posts. The follicles of showy milkweed can be around 5 inches long and house dozens to hundreds of seeds. I then went out to a patch of milkweed to see this for myself.


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Showy milkweed book

The leaves are alternate and simple. Speciosa means "species," which refers to this plant being the typical or common species of the genus Asclepias. These are moisture-loving perennials and do well in wet to moderately moist soil conditions.

When the follicle matures, it splits open to release the seeds, which are small, brown, papery disks with a tuft of soft, white, silky hair attached.

Idaho, my home state, is on the low end with five native species. The flowers are arranged in a 5-pointed star pattern and are symmetrical in shape you can divide them into equal halves. The pods are filled with many seeds with silky tufts. Collections previously labeled as A.

Replace some of my own monoculture turf with several native milkweed plants. Habitat Found in weedy locations along roadsides, cultivated fields and irrigation ditches, as well as riparian and wetland sites up to about 7, feet.

As the sole food source for its leaf-eating larvae, monarchs would be a thing of the past if milkweeds disappeared. Flowers give way to prominent, rough seed pods " long which split open when ripe releasing their numerous silky-tailed seeds for dispersal by the wind.

There are 5 separate sepals petal-like leaves and 5 fused petals. Native Americans harvested fibers from the dried stems that were made into ropes and used in weaving cloth. Asclepias tuberosa range map. Many tribes used various parts of the butterfly weed as food.

Nonetheless, it can be made edible if properly processed. Asclepias tuberosa Orange Butterfly Weed - this perennial stays dormant until later in the spring than many other plants, especially when grown in pots.

The sepals are either distinct or joined at the base. Flowers: Pale pink, arranged in umbels. Genus name honors the Greek god Asklepios the god of medicine. University Press of Kentucky.

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That symbol, the caduceus, is still the symbol for the medical profession today. Luckily, Milkweed is very easily identifiable by its flowers and fruits.

Flowers are borne in rounded clusters that hang from short, stout stalks. Its distribution continues into neighboring states. Later Askelpios was placed into the sky as a constellation, the Serpent Holder, for all the good work he had done.

Alaska and Hawaii are the only states in the U. Garden Uses. They are establishing their root system and crown. Asclepias can be divided into two groups for plant care; Asclepias tuberosa with orange sometimes yellow flowers and all the other species with pink sometimes white flowers.

It's fine to plant dormant plants; don't up-pot them for planting later in the growing season. The seeds, which are arranged in overlapping rows, bear a cluster of white, silky, filament-like hairs known as the coma [11] often referred to by other names such as pappus"floss", "plume", or "silk".

No Planting Guides Asclepias Milkweed are sun loving plants that are essential perennials for monarch butterflies providing food for caterpillars and nectar for adult butterflies.Milkweed’s Story Milkweed Editions is an independent publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

We believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world. Jul 18,  · When you think of milkweed, you probably think of the life it supports. The monarch butterfly, for one. As the sole food source for its leaf-eating larvae, monarchs would be a thing of the past if milkweeds disappeared.

Numerous other insects feed on its foliage as well, and there are a plethora of organisms that. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center focused on protecting and preserving North America's native plants through native plant lists and image galleries, conservation, education, natural landscapes, seed collection - Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Project, preserving and restoring native communities, spreading awareness on invasive species and gardening to attract wildlife.

Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN. 12K likes. Milkweed Editions is an independent book publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Milkweed Books is an independent bookstore located in Minneapolis/5(47). Identification of Milkweeds in Texas Texas milkweed (Asclepias texana), courtesy Bill Carr Compiled by Jason Singhurst and Ben Hutchins [email protected] Showy milkweed Asclepias speciosa 30 Sperry’s milkweed Asclepias sperryi 31 Slimleaf milkweed Asclepias stenophylla MILKWEED A NOVEL JERRY SPINELLI Alfred A.

Knopf New York. Contents Cover Page Title Page Dedication Epigraph Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Many thanks to those who helped in the writing of this book: Eileen Nechas, Patty Beaumont, Susan Cherner, Charmaine Leibold, Laurie Baty, Ariel Gold.