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Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed

Communities: Dry Prairie, Mesic Prairie, Wet Mesic Prairie

PlantTypes: Forb

Sun: Sun

Height: 2-6 Ft

Color: Pink - Purple Red

Flower Season: June - Aug

Seed Cost per Ounce: $20.00

Seed Cost per Pound: $300.00

USDA: Asclepias syriaca

Notes: Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) – Our most abundant milkweed, thriving in old fields, roadsides and prairies. It spreads by rhizomes, creating large colonies. Fragrant spherical pink flower clusters peak in early to mid summer. This species is the best milkweed for quickly establishing large quantities of forage for monarchs. It is easily grown in full sun in wet mesic to dry soils.

Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias syriaca

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