Milkweed, Common

Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca

Family: Apocynaceae

Height: 2-3 ft

Spread: 1-2 ft

Bloom Time: July-August

Native Range: Throughout North America except west coast, Pennsylvania

Ecological Value: Larval host for monarch and queen butterflies. Nectar plant.

Human Value: Flowers are exceptionally fragrant. Seed pods are edible.

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