Asclepias exaltata L. 

Poke milkweed

Names and Myths

Asclepias from Asclepius the mythical son of Apollo the first great Greek healer

exaltata very tall

Natural history / Folklore

Tall, up to 1.5 m high found in moist richwoods and clearings.


Cream white flowers in loose drooping umbels. Plant 2-8' high.

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