Asclepias syriacaNOT FOUND by CommonMilkweedA
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by AW & PD
Peer reviewed by JW, AS & STH
We see ice on every thing, the air smells like rain.The ice on the ground crackles as the other kids walk on it.The dirt is sandy but covered in ice.The edges of the roads are lined with trees and the spot between the two roads has tall grass, dyeing raspberry bushes and the plant we found. We were surprised that we did not find milkweed because the soil was sandy and our source sheet said that milkweed grows in sandy soil. The plant we did find was not milkweed. It was discouraging not to find our species.
We think we did not find it because it was not close to two meters tall and according to our species I.D sheet milkweed is close to 2 meters tall. Our plant we found is not milkweed because when we put a ruler up to it it was almost all the way up the stalk.
We think we did not find milkweed because milkweed has blade leaves and the plant we found has has simple leaves. Also the leaves were smaller than milkweed leaves.
N 44.022840 °
W -70.964920 °
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city:
Type of investigation: