Prairie Milkweed, Asclepias sullivantii


The leaves of prairie milkweed are smoother than that of its relatives, A. syriaca and A. speciose. It is also less aggressive than common milkweed, with which it often hybridizes, but has a deep taproot. Very fragrant. Named for William Starling Sullivant, the botanist who discovered it in the 1840s. A. sullivantii prefers moist prairies and meadows. Attractive to bumblebees, monarchs, and ruby-throated hummingbirds, among other insects.50 seeds/2.50. 1/2 oz/15.00.