Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Milkweed Family
(c) Lou Wagner
(c) Tom Barnes
(c) Lou Wagner(c) Tom Barnes

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, Green

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Oval

Habitat Type: Common

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6)

Total Number of EMUs: 6

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Has milky juice

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston