|It's Asclepias syriaca - common Milkweed. The flowers are stunning and fragrant. But beware - its leaves are poisonous.|
|Milkweed is the plant choice for Monarch Butterflies. The leaves aid the Monarchs as more than a place to deposit their eggs. The Monarchs can ingest the leaves without harm yet its toxins are poisonous to its predators.|
Milkweed is one of those simple plants to enjoy in nature. You can include it in your wildflower mix but beware of its ability to spread. If you love Monarchs or want a thriving butterfly garden, it’s all about milkweed.
© All Images – Property of Bilowz Associates Inc.
If you like this blog, check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too. And you can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.)