Asclepias syriaca is an excellent wild plant that is also known to attract Butterflies. A stout plant with large leaves, large pink flower clusters. The fresh seed pods look like parrots and make a great food decoration. The dried pods are often used in a variety of crafts.
It is a good choice for sunny flower beds, very attractive and easily controlled. Grows in sandy, clayey, or rocky calcareous soils up 4-6' ft. This milkweed is also edible when cooked. Zone 4-9.
Othernames: Virginia-silk, Algodoncillo, Silky Swallowwort, herbe à la ouate, Seidenpflanze, Common Milkweed, Banana Leaf Milkweed, Tall Milkweed, craft floral, plants for crafting, plants for drying.