Growing in an open grassy field
Though the majority of the plant is not distinguishable, the seeds sacs are quite unique. They hold onto pollen within; some of this can be seen.
Growing in an open area near a narrow row of trees along the shore of Don Williams Lake
Growing in an open roadside near agricultural fields
Growing along an open hiking trail in a wooded riparian area
Growing in a heavily forested area near a pond. Collected by Alan Wanamaker.
Growing in a tree line beside an agricultural field. Sample collected by Alan Wanamaker.
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...