Asclepias syriaca
Common Milkweed

Family: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 2-6' (60-180 cm)

Flower Color: Pink

Flower Size: 1/2" (1.3 cm)

Bloom Season: June-August

Fruit: Rough-textured pod that splits open on one side, filled with many overlapping seeds, each covered with tuft of silky hairs

Conditions: Old fields, roadsides, waste places

Sunlight: Full sun

Moisture: Moderately (seasonally) dry

Juice is watery, not milky.

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