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Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky Swallow-wort, Virginia Silkweed

Scientific name:  Asclepias syriaca
Common name:  Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky Swallow-wort, Virginia Silkweed
Family:  Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family
Flowering:  June-August

Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky Swallow-wort, Virginia Silkweed


Derivation of the botanical name:
Asclepias, for the Greek god of healing Asklepios.
syriaca, was thought, by mistake, to come from Syria.

Flowers of New York


Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed, Silky Swallow-wort, Virginia Silkweed


New York wildflowers
 
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