Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)
Prairie Milkweed does look similar to Common Milkweed, however upon closer examination one will find it to be smaller in stature, have a bit more vertical orientation to its leaves and seed pods, and will find it to be mostly hairless. A somewhat rare native plant of mesic to mesic-wet Illinois prairies.
- Acronym: ASCSUL
- Life-Cycle: Perennial
- Bloom Color: Purple - Pink
- Bloom Time: June - August
- Typical Height: 36"
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Mesic
- Root Structure: Rhizomes
- Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
- Seeds per Ounce: 4,500*
- Seeds per Packet: 50*
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*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.