Milkweed- Prairie (Asclepias sullivantii)
This Milkweed appears generally similar to Common Milkweed but is less aggressive, has slightly smaller flowers, and an overall smooth appearance on the stem, leaves and seed pods. Visited by hummingbirds and a wide variety of bees and butterflies (including, of course, Monarchs, who use the plant as a larval host), Prairie Milkweed is one of the plants favored by the larvae of the Milkweed Leaf-Miner fly, which bore holes in the leaves.
Sun Exposure - Full
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium
Height - 3 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.