Classification Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Tracheophyta
Superdivision Spermatophyta
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Rosidae
Order Geraniales
Family Apocynaceae
Genus GENUS
Species Asclepias speciosa
Showy milkweed

Date: XXXXXXXX 2010. Location: XXXXXXXXX (map)

BONAP, FNA, ITIS, USDA, VPI

Scientific Name: Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy milkweed

Origin: Native

Notes: Threatened in Iowa

Additional references: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Field Marks for Identification:

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Glossaries of botanical terms: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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