Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Height: About 60 cm.
Season of bloom: Summer.
Growing Conditions: Sun to mostly sun/part shade. Well-drained soil.
Wildlife benefits: Host plant for caterpillars of Monarch butterflies. Flowers are a good nectar source for many pollinating insects.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Similar species: Swamp Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed, Dwarf Milkweed
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