Herbaceous plant with opposite, entire, simple leaves. Leaves are light green and slant upward, and also curve inward. Plant is 8 inches tall and still growing. No flowers present and leaf has a milky latex when torn.
Herbaceous. 45 cm in height at observation, single erect stem. Leaves opposite, short stem, 13 cm long, eliptical, large reddish central vein.
This was found in the North Field, Latodami Nature Center, North Park.
We are encouraging several species of milkweed in our prairie strips and garden... including Asclepias syriaca, the common milkweed.
Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed, is a species of flowering plant. It is in the genus Asclepias, the milkweeds. This species is native to Southern Canada and of much of the conterminous Eastern U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. It grows in sandy soils and other kinds of soils in sunny areas. It was one of the earliest North American...