forage friday: milkweed?

This Chump maybe stumped…. it’s Forage Friday… I’m not 100% sure what plant this is…. I’m thinking it’s a Milkweed.

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What is milkweed?
Milkweed is named for its latex, a milky substance that comes out of the cut stems. Most species are toxic. Asclepias L., the milkweeds, is an American genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants that contains over 140 known species.

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American milkweeds are an important nectar source for native bees, wasps, and other nectar-seeking insects, though non-native honey bees commonly get trapped in the stigmatic slits and die.

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Milkweeds are also the larval food source for monarch butterflies.

This arrangement lasted for over a week! Pretty awesome for a free weed. 😉

If you know what this plant is please give me a shout out! I’d love to know what it is for sure.

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Have a nutty weekend!

lorin

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