Milkweed, Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

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Botanical Name:

Asclepias syriaca

Family:

Asclepiadaceae

Genus:

Asclepias

Species:

syriaca

Common Name:

Milkweed, Common Milkweed

Seeds Per Pound:
75,266
Quantity:
1.71 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
30
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-6 feet
Collection Locale:
South Dakota
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 1.71 lb
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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Asclepias syriaca , commonly called Common Milkweed , Butterfly flower , Silkweed , Silky Swallow-wort , Virginia Silkweed , is a herbaceous plant species. It is in the genus Asclepias , making it a type of milkweed . This species is native to most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains , excluding the drier parts of the Prairies . It grows in sandy soils and appreciates lots of sunlight. more...
* The unopened flower buds are eaten cooked. They taste somewhat like peas. They are used like broccoli.
* The latex in the stems is a suitable replacement for chicle and can be made into a chewing gum.
* The sprouted seeds can be eaten. more...