Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun / Part Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic / Wet-Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 2-4 feet

Color: Pale Pink

Bloom Time: June / July / August

Description: Common plant of barren fields. Very important to the butterfly population. The blooms provide abundant nectar for butterflies and bees. The plant itself is the larval food for the Monarch butterfly. It has a glorious fragrance that is only enjoyed up close. Transplant in spring for best survival, otherwise plant by seed. This plant does spread quickly.