covered with ants
Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area, Dunn Co., WI
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) photo = Milkweed,Common_MAC_©DaveSpier_D041818iN
4 feet high, along trail on high ground
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 most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. It grows in sandy soils and sunny areas. It was one of the earliest North American species described in Cornut's 1635 work Canadensium Plantarum Historia. The specific...