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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 22, 2016 12:39 PM CST
As some of you know, I'm on a mission to find milkweed on my property. I found this today near a ditch. It is about 3-4ft tall. It stinks to the high Heavens. Is it milkweed?
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 22, 2016 1:18 PM CST
No, I think you have found a Pluchea:
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=pluchea&button=
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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 22, 2016 4:03 PM CST
I had never heard of this prior to you mentioning it. Funny that I see the name "Stinkweed"..... I think mine is the paler pink. It's the only one I see out here which seems odd for being a wildflower. Thank You!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 23, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Happy to suggest. ;)
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 23, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Hi Terri ๐Ÿ˜Ž
I thought you were crazy ๐Ÿ™‰wantin milkweed...What we all call milkweed hear is a weed and ugly !!## it makes a little yollow flower 4 one day.then afew days ..opens to a fluff of tiny seeds.100s.that the breeze blows everywhere.๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก
8foot tall.spiney.break a leaf an white sap bleeds out. SO BEING INQUISITIVE ๐Ÿ˜•
I googled California Milkweed..powiee#
๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜„ All kinds pics. of em.I didnt know it was a flower # so thanks ! 57 yrs old and l learned something today. ("You learn something new everyday an you never grow old") ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž Thank You!
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 23, 2016 12:00 PM CST
There are many species of milkweed (Asclepias.) One reason why one might want to cultivate some is to aid the declining monarch butterfly population. Monarch caterpillars can only eat Asclepias plants.
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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 23, 2016 1:11 PM CST
Hi Philip @Philipwonel! Yes, I am trying to help the Monarch population as mentioned above by Tiffany @Purpleinopp. I have about 4 acres of wild growth (trees and plants) so I have been actively searching the elusive (for now) milkweed. Hopefully next year I will see both milkweed and Monarchs, but I have to get better about growing the seed. So far, I suck at that too. Shrug!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 23, 2016 4:03 PM CST
A. tuberosa should do well in your area, Terri.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Aug 23, 2016 6:44 PM CST
A tuberosa, A incarnata are your native milkweeds. A test in the field is their sap is a milky latex and a skin irritant, so be careful not to get the goo on you. Another surefire way to find them is to look for a milkweed bug. I cant send you links - maybe someone can help? Links that is?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 23, 2016 7:21 PM CST
kittriana said:A tuberosa, A incarnata are your native milkweeds. A test in the field is their sap is a milky latex and a skin irritant, so be careful not to get the goo on you. Another surefire way to find them is to look for a milkweed bug. I cant send you links - maybe someone can help? Links that is?


Pics of both large and small milkweed bugs and nymphs:

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/milkweed_bugs.html

Lots of milkweed grows wild here but I haven't seen any monarchs so there 's no guarantee.
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DaisyI
Aug 23, 2016 10:31 PM CST
Phillip,

I know what plant you are thinking of because I grew up calling it 'milkweed' too. The milkweed Terri is looking for (Asclepias sp.) is a whole different plant. Our's is actually Prickly Lettuce Milkweed (Lactuca serriola).

Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Aug 24, 2016 4:13 PM CST
Butterflies tend to travel where they grew- if you have butterflies, grow the plants they like. Planting milkweed DOES NOT mean you will get monarchs if you haven't seen any. Hummingbirds are the same. I have 4 this year and will probably not see more ruby throats than that. A few miles away a friend is in their migration path- she gets literally dozens and goes thru at least a gallon a day with 5 feeders staying busy. Monarchs have migration routes too- are you within one of those? What butterflies Do you see?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 25, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Hi Terri๐Ÿ˜Ž OK SEED PLANTING # 101๐Ÿ˜ฌ
General rule plant seed deprh 3ร— diameter of seed. Direct seeding.gently sprinkle every morning and evening.or๐Ÿ˜ซ I allways sprinkle some snail pellets and bug granuales around.4earwigs.sowbugs.and cutworms. If the soil gets dry or crustuded over ! Its ๐Ÿ˜ซ time ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก. #2-- start em in pots ๐Ÿ™‰ Cover da pots well with plastic wrap.and make some little knife slits in plastic.slits not holes. Now you have a little greenhouse ๐Ÿ˜Ž. You dont have to water till seeds sprout. At witch time take plastic off.put em where they get some indirect sun . then some direct sun .little by little. AND !!! Be devoted toowowowawa
watering em ! Dare your babies and totaly dependant on you ๐Ÿ˜Ž. I started dis years
tomato seeds in da house.in middle of winter. When they sprouted i put em outside in sun in morning and brought em inside at evening. They dont like cold and frost will kill em. If it rained ! GREAT ### rain is like a fertilizer to everything. Unfortunately to weeds ALSO ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ซ
SO DARS YOU GO !!! So ! GET ER DONE GIRL ! I can do it YOU CAN TO DODODO#
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Aug 25, 2016 9:15 AM CST
PS: Lantana attracts butterflies. Ownce you get it started though . it growes like weed (girls gone crazed ) ha ha ! Spreads. Good to grow up trellis ! ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Aug 25, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Here Lantana draws whiteflies, but its a native. I just wondered WHAT butterflies she does see...
kitt
New York (Zone 5a)
Finnyc
Aug 26, 2016 4:34 AM CST
You could also look into butterfly weed which is another milkweed with orange flowers. I find that state and national parks are very helpful when it comes to information especially if You don't know what something looks like. They can also tell you what species are more common in your area. Your local extension might even have info on native plant groups that you can participate in so you can either help gather seed or cuttings.
Name: Deryll Keatting
Nevada, Ohio (Zone 5a)
Deryll
Sep 1, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Are you looking for the kind of Milkweed to attract Monarch butterflys? This plant has a cluster of pinkish flowers, and will get a large seed pod that will open and carry a seed attached to a fuzzy
much like a dandelion or a salsify plant. These are started much easier by a small root cutting. Let me know if you want some.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Sep 2, 2016 6:55 AM CST
Deryll? Are you talking abt A.Syriacus? They do grow pretty well in the area, but aren't a native. I saw a bunch of the A.Tuberosa in Tn going north toward Knoxville. If she doesn't see any butterflies, she may not be in a migratory path... Crossing Fingers!
Welcome, by the way! Welcome!
kitt
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sallyg
Sep 2, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Asclepias syriaca is native to the eastern half of US
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ASSY

You must be thinking about something else not native to that area.
A syriaca is very aggressive in a garden, spreading by thick thizomes several inches down. It isn't one for neat tidy gardens but is great for the wild look and monarchs.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 2, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Terri is in Georgia so maybe this page about Georgia milkweeds would be helpful. It does say A. syriaca is rare there but does occur in extreme NW Georgia.

http://www.eealliance.org/assets/Documents/MAG/field_guide.p...

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