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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jun 15, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I think I have two different varieties of milkweed growing in my yard. (And in my herb garden where it should NOT be growing but it doesn't seem to care what I think.)

Can anyone tell me if these are indeed two types or just one? I think one is swamp milkweed - maybe the one with the pointier thinner leaves? I think the one flowering now is maybe common milkweed.

Do you know if you can cook and eat the shoots for swamp milkweed the same way you can common?

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 15, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Both look the same to me. Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa
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