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What is this tall perennial (?) with pink flowers?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:52 am
by 1flowergirl
We just moved to a new location & I don't know what this plant is. It's 4-5 feet tall and seems to be a perennial. It's on the east side of my home and bloomed mid-late July. I have more photos if needed.

Thanks for checking this out. :?:

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:41 am
by Kisal
It looks to me like swamp milkweed, also called pink milkweed ... Asclepias incarnata. There is some information at this site:


Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm
by 1flowergirl
I believe that is it. Thanks so much!

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:54 am
by biwa
I agree, it's definitely swamp milkweed. I would keep it if I were you. It attracts butterflies and provides a host plant for monarch larva.

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:19 pm
by 1flowergirl
Thanks so much! You've both been very helpful.