Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common throughout most prairies and found growing along roadsides, this milkweed has fist-sized purple flowers with a fragrance similar to lilacs. A tough native plant of dry to mesic Illinois prairies, Common Milkweed has aggressive rhizome roots allowing it to create small colonies.
- Acronym: ASCSYR
- Life-Cycle: Perennial
- Bloom Color: Purple - Pink
- Bloom Time: June - August
- Typical Height: 36"
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Dry - Mesic
- Root Structure: Rhizomes
- Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
- Seeds per Ounce: 4,000*
- Seeds per Packet: 150*
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*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.