|Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve is a prairie that contains multiple species of milkweed.|
Whorled Milkweed is another milkweed that requires sun exposure and dry soil. As a result, this species can be found in abandoned fields, prairies, savannas, roadsides, waste areas, and the likes.
The National Treasures of Ohio, said he's found A. hirtella in Adams Co. a few years ago. The location was surprising too; another person who's collected at Chaparral for a long time said they've never found it there. As a result, this was a really exciting find for me!
OSU's Herbarium's page for this species are from the 1800's to the 1930's; as a result I'm not sure the current extent of this species. This species can be found in dry, sunny habitats such as fields, roadsides, and poor-soil prairies. This individual was found in a xeric limestone pocket prairie at Lynx Prairie in Adams County, one of the better places to see this species in the state.
While all these milkweeds can be found in a variety of prairie habitats, they are not the only prairie-loving milkweed species in Ohio. The ones covered in this post are simply the ones I came across on my last Adams County trip. Hopefully as I come across more, I can update this to be more of a "total" guide. I also have more Adams County related posts coming up soon as long as I actually focus and have the time, so stay tuned!