Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Plant of the Week
Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata L.
other common names: rose milkweed, silkweed, water nerve root, white Indian hemp Asclepias: from the name of the Greek god of healing and medicine Incarnata: from Latin, for “flesh,” referring to the flesh-colored flowers
Milkweed family: Asclepiadaceae