The Native Plant Nursery LLC
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

   Light: full sun -light shade
   Moisture: dry mesic -mesic

   Height: 3 -5 ft.
   Flowering Time: summer

Notes: Upright stems with large oval leaves; spreads by roots to form a patch; large round clusters of pink flowers in summer; fragrant flowers a nectar source for butterflies; host plant for the Monarch caterpillar; clusters of warty pods release silky seeds.

   Range in Michigan: SE,SW,NL,UP

NPN prices/ sizes: 

a flowering patch

ripening seed pods