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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*


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

Asclepias sullivantii - Per Ounce

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