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Sand Milkweed | by Coastlander
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Sand Milkweed

Asclepias arenaria

 

Sandsage Bison Range

Finney County, KS

 

The distinctive "hollow cheeks" on the hoods of this species flowers help to differentiate it from the similar Broad-leaved Milkweed (A. latifolia) which has very "corn kernel" like hoods.

 

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Taken on June 22, 2014