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Common Milkweed

Plant Type: Herbaceous
Habitat: Prairie
Light Requirements: sun, part sun
Soil Moisture: mesic, dry
Soil Type: All
Height: 2 to 4 ft
Bloom Time: summer
Flower Colour: pink
Comments: Larval plants for monarchs. Good nectar plant.
Germination: Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F. Seed requires light to germinate.
Seed Ripens: late summer
Picture Copyright: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database