Native SpeciesMilkweed

Asclepias syriaca
NOT FOUND by CommonMilkweedB
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by WH & CD
Peer reviewed by KB & NR
Field Notes
We were cold because it was snowing outside. It was slippery outside. We were walking in the snow and taking pictures with the camera. We had to walk through the thorn bushes to get to the thing that looked like milkweed.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We didn't find it because it's winter and it's too cold outside. We were not surprised when we did not find it because milkweed does not grow in the winter. There wasn't even a trace of dead milkweed. We searched for an hour but it was fun to look around for it.
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is not milk weed but this is the closest item in the search area that can be mistaken for milkweed. We were looking for something that looked like milkweed. We knew it wasn't because the bush was not going straight up and it was not hollow and it didn't have latex in the stem.
Photo of my evidence.
First off we know its not Milkweed because Milkweed is two meters tall (6 ft) and this is about a meter tall plus there is no Milkweed capsules on the branches so thats how we know its not Milkweed
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Asclepias syriaca
Common name:
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.022621 °
W -70.964858 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Lower Androscoggin


You made some great observations! I love your sketch of the tree. It's so helpful to sketch your observations as well as take pictures.


Yup, it's pretty hard to find milkweed this time of year!