Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
Milkweed Asclepiadaceae family

Leaves: Short-stalked, oblong or oval, grayish-downy beneath. Broken leaves and stems exude a white, milky substance.

Flower: The flower is very fragrant and appears in clusters with the leaf axils and vary in subtle shades of dusty rose, lavender, and dull brownish purple.

Form/habitat: Found by roadsides in dry soils as well as fields. 3-5' tall.

Fruit: The fruit is a pod with a warty surface, with horned ends.

NWI Status: FACW

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