What is the name of this weed?

Gardener_TexasJune 2, 2014

I have it popping up all over my yard! It is about 3 feet tall right now. Thanks

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Carrie B

Asclepias sp., I believe.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 11:07PM
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esh_ga

It looks like the leaves are alternate, not opposite. If you pull a leaf off, does it ooze a milky sap?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 11:22PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i though milkweed also ... but hesitated on the whole tx thing ...

i am wondering what all the black spots are.. and if the butterflies have already hatched on it .. if it is mweed ...

but last year.. i had a horrible aphid infestation.. to the point that i never saw the monarchs on them ... perhaps the ants protecting their colony of aphids .....

ken

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 7:06AM
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Gardener_Texas

Yes,it has sap. I have pulled this one after taking the picture. Not sure about the black thing. I am not sure if it has flower either.

Here is the shot from top.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 8:47AM
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