Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: common milkweed, milkweed, silkweed
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Asclepias syriaca, or common milkweed, is native to the eastern United States, where it grows in fields, prairies, pastures and roadsides. 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: 3

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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