Common names include silkweed, common milkweed, butterfly flower, silky swallow-wort, Virginia silkweed
|Germination||fall plant or cold stratify (30 - 60 days)|
|Uses||edible (flowers, gum, young leaves, oil, seeds), herb/spice, medicinal, utility (adhesive, fiber, gum, latex, oil, soap)|
|Notes||the older leaves can be toxic if eaten in quantity|
|Breed Status||open pollinated|
|Habit/Size||3-4 ft. height, 2-3 ft. width|
|Requirements||full sun to partial shade, prefers moist soil|
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