Poke Milkweed Asclepias exaltata LinnaeusSynonyms: Asclepias phytolaccoides,  Tall Milkweed.

Status:

Poke Milkweed is native to the eastern U.S. In Maryland it grows in rich woods and cleared areas, mainly at middle and higher elevations (J. Hill/MNPS).

Description:

The large size and loose panicles of white flowers separate this species from other large milkweeds in Maryland.

Where to find:

Poke Milkweed can be common along shaded roadsides in Garrett County.

Relationships:

Host plant for Monarchs.

There are 37 records in the project database.

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Poke Milkweed blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A blooming Poke Milkweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/3/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed in Howard Co., Maryland (6/23/1984). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Poke Milkweed in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)


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