Common Milkweed

common milkweed
  • Common Name: Milkweed, common milkweed
  • Botanical Name: Asclepias syriaca
  • Family: Apocynaceae/Asclepiadaceae
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Mature Size: 2 to 4 ft. tall
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Any well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil and poor, dry conditions
  • Soil pH: 4.8 to 7.2
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Color: Pink, mauve, white
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 (USDA)
  • Native Area: Eastern United States

Common Milkweed is found growing wild in ditches and on the side of the road

Host plant to:
Monarch
Queen
Milkweed Tussock Moth

Monarch

monarch male
Male
monarch female
Female
monarch egg
Egg
monarch caterpillar
Caterpillar (Larva)
monarch chrysalis
Chrysalis (Pupa)

Queen

queen male
Male
queen female
Female
queen egg
Egg
queen caterpillar
Caterpillar (Larva)
queen chrysalis
Chrysalis (Pupa)

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