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Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is vital to the survival of the Monarch butterfly. Their larvae feed exclusively on plants in the milkweed family. It is also a good source of nectar.

opposite leaves

underside of common milkweed leaf

 Red Milkweed Beetle found in milkweed patch

photos Hester Burch

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