endstream endobj 111 0 obj <>stream At all. The leaves are narrow. Chicago Wilderness Species of Conservation Concern Known from FPCC . The rather large alternate Plant Name: Poke, or Tall Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) Quick Info: Easy to grow / perennial / shady / long-lived once established. Oval-leaf milkweed. Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed, got its name because the leaves resemble those of the pokeweed plant. It grows to 5 feet tall with large, glossy, opposite broad leaves that come to a narrow point. This milkweed is native to the eastern United States. ���;Oc)��� *O99�)�|�,L�8N���G�Lr2�ɶ�[���y/�g΄3f�-}J��$|b>��\�7�޴���G��f]-��u�hi�����R��ܿ�GC7���[4�嚗Y�;��?����+� ��� The flowers may have a tinge of lavender. herbaceous perennial plant is up to 8' tall, branching regularly. By using native plants in your landscape, you help support healthy ecosystems on land and water. White swamp milkweed is a perennial plant in the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). %PDF-1.6 %���� It is found in old fields, pastures, degraded prairie, and along roadsides. Tall green milkweed X X . The toxins will sicken birds, lizards, and mammals, but predators like wasps and spiders are immune to them. 119 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<26407B1239C94B4DBF8CC3F20A39FFEE><2BC77ABE5A76E742B2AC936D9712F774>]/Index[107 22]/Info 106 0 R/Length 77/Prev 191969/Root 108 0 R/Size 129/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream A comprehensive database that lists the flora of Illinois including plants native to the Prairie State as well as those that have recently found a home in Illinois natural areas. Milkweeds have a long medical history, used by both Native American tribes and settlers. For more information about the species native to Illinois visit, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Milkweeds, https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/publications/documents/00000835.pdf, Illinois Wildflowers by Don Kurz, copyright 2004 and 2014 by Tim Ernst Publishing, Prairie Plants of Illinois by John W. Voigt and Robert H. Mohlenbrock, printed by the State of Illinois Department of Conservation, Chicago Botanical Garden web site plant finder, ©2020 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | College of ACES |  Web Privacy Notice | EEO | Accessibility | Staff Login | myExtension, College of Agricultural Consumer & Environmental Sciences, https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/publications/documents/00000835.pdf, Serving Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prairie milkweed. Here is information about seven species native to Illinois. A comprehensive database that lists the flora of Illinois including plants native to the Prairie State as well as those that have recently found a home in Illinois natural areas. Add to Wishlist. The caterpillars absorb toxins from milkweed plants into their bodies. ��R��ƿ6=B��m*K��4o��/�s��OČ,��1wE�Ǵ 107 0 obj <> endobj H�\��j�0����l/�[�I�Ҥ�\���pl%54�Q������)]X���H3|'���~����?����N]ߦxn����]�-�v���5�6�z�r+>ܯS���ӐU����uJw��i�c|���������������m?�%��[��ڵ�d������]>�=�[������;��>FW��K�4C�c��T��U{֮z�g�ž�o߯Xv<5�uʪ�[���-xGށ_ɯ�%ϗ8_��!o��rf[�Kr �d�����g�3�=����������������#۟P:8:8���@`�� ��k��\�\�>�>�>�>�>2�aFAFY�W`��fdfdfdfdfdTfTdTz*F�n����斒��|m����v}��Y�0:�›�` ��7 Twenty-three milkweed species are native to Illinois, but some of them are endangered and threatened. It is an uncommon plant found in open woodlands, rich mesic woods, and sandy woodlands and is considered an indicator of good quality woodland habitat. It can grow up to 5 feet tall. Poke Milkweed For more information about Wild Ones, chapter events and programs, and native plant resources, please visit our website. Asclepias sullivantii, Prairie Milkweed, is found in moist prairies in the northern part of the state. There are twenty-four species of milkweed native to a variety of habitats in Illinois. The flowers are attractive to native butterflies and pollinators and is an important host plant for Monarch butterflies. The species could be used occasionally as a food source by the larvae of Monarch Butterfly ( Danaus plexippus ), however, due to its limited range, scarcity, and woodland habitat, it is probably not an important source of food. 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"��7w�*q2b�5��XUOqlj��GV�'eJx��&�L��rU�_�[�G�nt3�o�V�:Ѱ�j�->�R�%�}Ӊ��I�e�����l�4��ֵa�#S'ě��@7�슏ދ��%r:,S�{T!.��@on�"x����TU9��O4i�]�Yp�5���С��g�Fe��m5�N[WVLO�T�3%qQ����X�EEl��5@�u��D �T&6z��T_�L��4��GX�ᢥ�� Occurrence records, taxonomy, phenology, and plant traits are described for all Illinois plants. Each dark pink flower is about .25 inches across. Fast growing annual for colder zones. It grows in prairies, dry open woods, savannas, old fields, and roadsides. Illinois Status Species in Greatest Need of Conservation. Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed, is a robust plant growing up to 5 feet tall. endstream endobj startxref The white to pink flowers appear in April and May. Flowers: white, weeping, and fragrant.