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Asclepias syriaca

Scientific NameAsclepias syriaca
Common NameMilkweed
FamilyAsclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
HabitPerennial weed
Growth FormFoliage is thick and glossy. Plant spreads vigorously by underground roots.
Mature SizeHeight: 3-4′ Width: 24-30″
FlowersPurple-pink, flower clusters. Bloom Time: Mid to Late Summer.
HardinessZones 3-9
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsSoil Moisture: Average, Moist/Wet
Soil RequirementsSandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Other InfoNative to North America. Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies (Especially Monarch), Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Multiplies/Naturalizes. Toxic to poultry. Poisonous to Livestock if sufficient amounts are consumed. Slightly toxic to humans if eaten in large quantities.