Poor photo plant with milky sap

anita55(zone 6 NY)July 13, 2014

It's a poor photo but it has a white milky substance when you break it. Anybody know? Thanks

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Asclepias.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:20PM
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anita55(zone 6 NY)

Well thank you!! . It doesn't look like the tuberosa I have in my garden. Can you be more specific as to the type?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:31PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Asclepias latifolia is as close as I can get. It's got no business being where you live though.

Here is a link that might be useful: Asclepias latifolia

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:37PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Asclepias syriaca.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:47PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

With emarginate leaves?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 8:05PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Common milkweed is highly variable IME. The plant in the picture falls within the range of leaf shapes I've seen.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 8:17PM
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anita55(zone 6 NY)

I think it is more likely common milkweed. There are so many kinds. Thank you for your help

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 8:19PM
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