SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asclepias sullivantii
COMMON NAMES: Prairie Milkweed, Sullivant's Milkweed, Smooth Milkweed
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
- The Ruby-throated Hummingbirdvisits the flowers for nectar.
- An important host plant for the Monarch butterfly caterpillar.
- The foliage contains a white latex that is bitter-tasting and toxic.
- Mammalian herbivores avoid eating this plant.