Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

 

Milkweed family

Native colonial perennial herb

Spreads underground

Nectar source for many butterflies

Larval source for Monarch butterfly

Sap toxic to birds and other predators

Seedpod opens

Blooms June – July

 

Common Milkweed

 

Milkweed seedpod

 

Monarch

 

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