SHOWY MILKWEED

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SHOWY MILKWEED suitable for counties:
ARIZONA: Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo
CALIFORNIA: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo
COLORADO: Adams, Alamosa, Archuleta, Bent, Boulder, Cheyenne, Conejos, Crowley, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Gilpin, Gunnison, Huerfano, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Otero, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, Yuma
IOWA: Clay, Emmet, Lyon, Palo Alto
IDAHO: Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Canyon, Cassia, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Madison, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington
ILLINOIS: Cook
KANSAS: Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Logan, McPherson, Meade, Morton, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stafford, Stanton, Thomas, Trego, Wallace
MICHIGAN: Mackinac
MINNESOTA: Anoka, Becker, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui Parle, Lake of the Woods, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, McLeod, Morrison, Mower, Nobles, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Swift, Traverse, Wabasha, Washington, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
MONTANA: Big Horn, Blaine, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Custer, Daniels, Fallon, Gallatin, Garfield, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, McCone, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Treasure, Valley, Wibaux, Yellowstone
NORTH DAKOTA: Barnes, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Cass, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Foster, Golden Valley, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, McIntosh, McKenzie, Morton, Mountrail, Pembina, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Rolette, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Stutsman, Walsh, Ward, Williams
NEBRASKA: Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Buffalo, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Custer, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dundy, Franklin, Furnas, Garden, Grant, Hall, Hayes, Kearney, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Morrill, Perkins, Phelps, Platte, Red Willow, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux, Thomas
NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Union
NEVADA: Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine
OKLAHOMA: Alfalfa, Beckham, Garfield, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, McClain, Oklahoma, Washita, Woods, Woodward
OREGON: Baker, Benton, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler, Yamhill
SOUTH DAKOTA: Brookings, Butte, Campbell, Codington, Custer, Day, Fall River, Faulk, Haakon, Hand, Harding, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Marshall, McPherson, Miner, Pennington, Perkins, Roberts, Shannon, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach
TEXAS: Collingsworth, Deaf Smith, Hemphill, Lubbock, Randall, Swisher, Wheeler
UTAH: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber
WASHINGTON: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima
WISCONSIN: Racine
WYOMING: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Washakie, Weston

Showy milkweed belongs to family of asclepiadaceae plants, its species name is speciosa. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Showy milkweed has green foliage and bears white colored flowers. Showy milkweed booms in early summer.The plant grows in erect form. Showy milkweed is a moderately growing plant, a mature Showy milkweed can grow up to 6.0 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Crown
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 6.0
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Summer
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Early Summer Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 72000
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Black
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Single Crown
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 6.0 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : Slight

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 5.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 1200 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 2700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 30 Precipitation (Maximum) : 30
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 18 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33

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Robert Tatina. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
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Brother Alfred Brousseau. Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California. St. Mary's College of California.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, AZ, Flagstaff, Arboretum. July 14, 2001.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, NV, Deer Lodge.
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R.A. Howard. Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, CO, Estes Park.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 30. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.

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