Natural Shore Technologies
Using ecology to restore land and water
Common Milkweed is a hardy plant that can tolerate many different sun and soil conditions. Fragrant, globe-shaped flower clusters boast a variety of pink hues. Many pollinators and nectar-seekers are attracted to the flowers, including butterflies, bees, wasps, moths, and skippers. Seedpods that form in the late summer have an interesting texture, with soft prickles and wooly hairs lining the outside. Common Milkweed can spread aggressively by its creeping root system and therefore is not suitable for smaller plantings.
Dry, Moist, Wet
full sun to partial sun
2 – 5 ft.
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