Wildflowers of New York

Common Milkweed

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

Milkweed Family

What Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars love to eat.
Look at a flower close up and you can see why I say
Holy Flowering Fangs, Batman!

Found: Fields, roadsides, dry soils
Height: 3 - 4 feet
June - Aug bloom time

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Monarch Caterpillar

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed