Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is a perennial plant that offers habitat for the monarch butterfly, which exclusively feeds on the Asclepias genus of plants. Tolerant of partial shade, the plants have a slow and steady growth in their first year and spread via rhizomes as they get established. 

Plant carefully: the Milkweed genus is toxic to many animal and insect species. Plant mindfully if you have an overly curious furry friend!

Plant photos licensed via Wikimedia Creative Commons.

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