Native SpeciesMilkweed

Asclepias syriaca
NOT FOUND by CommonMilkweedE
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by JA & HC
Peer reviewed by SS
Field Notes
I am happy because.... We got to explore outside. There was not milkweed in our area but we found somthing similar - blackberry bushes. We saw a whole field of blackberry bushes. I smelled pine trees and cold. I was suprised that we found so many blackberry bushes. I was not suprised that we didn't find milkweed because it was so cold.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We could not find Milkweed which is surprising because Milkweed grows in sandy areas and the area we were in was sandy. We mosly found blackberry bushes and they were growing in the sandy area.
Photo of my evidence.
Another reason is because we did not find leaves shaped as blades and we did not find leaves that were 7 to 25cm long and 3 to 12cm wide. The picture shows the leaf of a blackberry bush which is not blade-shaped and is smaller than a Milkweed leaf.
Photo of my evidence.
Blackberry bushes are larger than common Milkweed and don't produce milk and they don't have brown color. We did not find the hairy pods that Mlikweed has.
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 44.022188 °
W -70.964781 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Beach or dune
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


I love that you used evidence with all of your claims. Your evidence was very thorough, and I agree I don't think you found Milkweed. Good job scientist!