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Asclepias syriaca 
Common Milkweed

Item #: 3182
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: Jun-Oct
Height: 2-4'
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.

1 pkt. (10 seeds) - $3
Dpak (1,500 seeds) - $29
1/4 lb. (16,000 seeds) - $99



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X        X    X            medium, moist 



for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of the Western Plains
  Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
  100 Texas Wildflowers
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region


Monarchs are counting on each of us to do our part in protecting their mystery and beauty. Only by working together can we insure that milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place in this world.

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For those of us who love the monarch butterfly the common Milkweed is an easy to grow perennial species and is known to be one of the first plants to sprout in disturbed areas. It is the most prevalent Milkweed species found east of I-35 and throughout the North Eastern United States.

Wondering if this is the milkweed for you? Check the BONAP Native Range Map

Located in the migration path of the Monarch butterfly, the common milkweed is the host plant for 90 percent of these beautiful creatures, producing large quantities of nectar and providing a food source for many other pollinators as well.

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