Asclepias hirtella (Tall Milkweed)

Asclepias hirtella

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: tall milkweed, tall green milkweed, green milkweed
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb

Asclepias hirtella, or tall milkweed, is native to midwestern and central United States, where it can be found in fields, prairies, and meadows, along roadsides and railroads and in open woodlands; often it grows in sand. It is a milkweed, and the larvae of the Monarch butterfly will readily eat it.

In our yard, this grows in the Prairie Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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