Common Milkweed

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Common milkweed is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to North America. It has a tall, erect stem that can grow up to 6 feet tall. The leaves are opposite and lance-shaped. The flowers are bright orange and are borne in clusters. The seeds are produced in pods that are covered in a fluffy white down.

Common milkweed is an important plant for monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed plants, and the caterpillars feed on the leaves. The milkweed plant contains a toxin that makes the monarch butterfly poisonous to predators. This helps to protect the monarch butterfly from being eaten.


Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Common Milkweed

Common milkweed can be grown in USDA zones 3-10. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is a drought-tolerant plant and does not require much fertilizer. Common milkweed can be propagated by seed or by division.

Common milkweed is a beautiful and beneficial plant. It is a great addition to any garden.)

Asclepias syriaca, commonly known as common milkweed, is native to the following states in the United States and Canada:

  • United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin



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