Common Milkweed

Plant Height 3 Ft.
Seed Count 64,000 Seeds per LB.
Botanical Name Asclepias syriaca
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-August
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Excellent
Grazing Value Toxic to Livestock


Common Milkweed


Common Milkweed is important perennial native wildflower for pollinators most common in the Midwest and Eastern areas of the United States. This wildflower is often found in open prairies, ditches and woodland edges.


  • Monarch butterflies use as a larval host
  • Great source of food for pollinators and other beneficial insects
  • Summer bloom period
  • Beautiful lavender bloom
  • Mature plant height of 3 feet
  • Toxic to humans and livestock
  • Very good heat and drought tolerance
  • Easily established by seed or cut rhizomes
  • Deer resistant specie




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