Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Common Milkweed

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca

Flower Description:

Rounded, slightly drooping clusters of fragrant pinkish purple fragrant flowers. Clusters appear near and at the top of the stem.

FamilyMilkweed
Season BloomJune-August
HabitatGrows in average, dry to medium soil in full sun. Spreads rapidly by rhizomes so use care when planting. Exceptional plant to host Monarchs and other milkweed dependent insects.
CyclePerennial
Height3-4'
Leaf DescriptionThis stems are upright with tough, rounded oblong light green leaves.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland