[Wildflowers with 5 Petals West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

The Milkweed Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

Asclepediaceae

Flowers of Heartleaf Milkweed, Purple Milkweed: Asclepias cordifolia (Synonym: Gomphocarpus cordifolius)

Purple Milkweed: Asclepias cordifolia

Note: This family has recently been merged into the dogbane family (Apocynaceae), at least in Oregon.

Heartleaf Milkweed, Purple Milkweed: Asclepias cordifolia (Synonym: Gomphocarpus cordifolius)

Narrowleaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed: Asclepias fasicularis (Synonym: Asclepias mexicana)

Showy Milkweed, Greek Milkweed: Asclepias speciosa (Synonym: Asclepias giffordii)


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