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Asclepias syriacaAsclepias syriacaAsclepias syriaca

common milkweed

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 3.5-6.5'
Flowers: May-Aug.; pale purple
Fruit: Aug.-Nov.; ; pod

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

thickets, roadsides, dry fields

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD

Wildlife

Butterfly Beneficial insect *

Notes

interesting seed pods; fragrant flower



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/246.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004