Asclepias quadrifolia

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Asclepias quadrifolia
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Conservation status

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

Asclepias quadrifolia is a species of milkweed commonly called Fourleaf milkweed or Purple milkweed. It is a perennial native to the eastern United States and Canada. Unlike more commonly-known species such as common milkweed or butterflyweed, it is a woodland denizen. It blooms late spring to mid-summer.


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