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    • Common Milkweed
  • Scientific Names
    • Asclepias syriaca
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • ASCSYR
  • Spanish
    • Algodoncillo común

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Recent observations

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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janeholt

Date

August 29, 2015 02:00 PM CDT

Description

Tetraopes melanurus....lots of them!

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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charlie

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August 29, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

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janeholt

Date

August 25, 2015 05:44 PM CDT

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With ladybug

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liapun312

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June 19, 2014 01:01 PM CDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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scottmohan

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August 1, 2015 11:52 AM CDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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erikamitchell

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June 30, 2015 12:23 PM EDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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scottmohan

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August 23, 2015 01:35 PM CDT

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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annwf

Date

August 22, 2015 03:26 PM EDT

Description

The flowers of this plant have a dark pink corolla (the curved down petals) and red central veins on the leaves.

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trc_alison

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

No sign of any monarchs having munched on this plant.

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rwp84

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August 23, 2015

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mamwells

Date

August 23, 2015

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Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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mamwells

Date

August 21, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

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