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|
|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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