The classic common milkweed- an adaptable host to monarch butterflies with fragrant flowers for you and your pollinators! Needs two individuals to produce viable seeds.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Clay, Sandy

Height: 3'-5'

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract many pollinators including bees, wasps, flies, skippers, moths, and butterflies. Hosts the monarch butterfly, milkweed tiger moth, unexpected cycnia moth, delicate cycnia moth, milkweed tussock moth, and some small insects. Bitter, toxic foliage makes it unpalatable to mammals.

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

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