Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Butterflies love the nectar and Monarchs love the foliage of the Common Milkweed, one of four milkweeds on our site. This plant is one of the most common milkweeds and is native to the eastern part of North America. This milkweed produces a soft whitish purple cluster of flowers. This perennial plant can reach up to six feet tall.
It loves well-drained sandy/loamy soils and full sun to partial shade. It usually blooms from June to August. It works great with several specimens planted together in a butterfly garden.