Common Name: Common Milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias syriaca
Life Cycle: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: Up to 5 feet
Light: Full sun
Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Description: Common Milkweed is a native wildflower that is most well known for attracting the Monarch butterfly! Named after the milky sap inside its stem, Common Milkweed blooms each year between mid and late summer and grows as many as 100 flowers on each cluster. Common Milkweed prefers to grow in average, well-drained soil and full sun in meadows, native gardens, or pollinator gardens. This photo of Common Milkweed was taken in the Native Grassland at Creasey Mahan.