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    Also known as silkweed, common milkweed, butterfly flower, silky swallow-wort, or Virginia silkweed.

    Habit/Size 3-4 ft. height, 2-3 ft. width
    Germination fall plant or cold stratify (30 - 60 days)
    Requirements full sun to partial shade, prefers moist soil
    Zones USDA 3-8
    Life Cycle perennial
    Uses edible* see notes on toxicity (flowers, gum, young leaves, oil, seeds), herb/spice, medicinal*, utility (adhesive, fiber, gum, latex, oil, soap)
    Notes Asclepias syriaca contains toxic glycosides. Young leaves of certain varieties are consumed by some in small quantity if harvested, prepared, and cooked properly. Never consume this or any plant without expert guidance and supervision.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated

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