Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is a native perennial with multiple edible parts. Common milkweed can be found in meadows and fields which receive full sun.   Leaves are opposite and oval-shaped with smooth edges. The stem is round and slightly fuzzy. It produces sap when broken. The pink flowers have five petals arranged in a […]

Milkweed, Vegetable-like Pods and Butterfly Attracting

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) is a genus of perennial herbs with edible parts not unlike our typical garden vegetables. They are endemic to North and South America, particularly the eastern and mid west US. They can be found growing on open grasslands, meadows and the edges of roads and hiking trails. Any area with good sun […]