Purple Milkweed?

blakrabAugust 18, 2014

This looks sort of like some type of milkweed...or is it something else?

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adidas(6/7)

Not milkweed but I'll leave the ID to the experts! As far as I know most milkweed has a distinctive flower....colours may vary but the bloom has this shape....

Here is a link that might be useful: distinctive shape of milkweed flowers

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 6:49AM
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seedmoney

It a species of Ironweed, aka Vernonia. Ironweeds are native plants and attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Most are late summer bloomers.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 7:14AM
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blakrab

Excellent, thanks!! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Ironweed

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:55PM
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