What does the Milkweed look like?
The Milkweed looks like popcorn balls. It is pink like a pomegranate and there is a little extra white. The flower head looks like a flat parachute. The Milkweed grows 2-6 feet tall and the flower head is half an inch wide. Oblong smooth is the name of the leaf shape. The leaf shape looks like five leaves The flower arrangement/position is called rounded elusters near top of stem. Five petals is the name of the flower type.
Where and When does it bloom?
The Milkweed is 2-6 feet tall. The flower head is half an inch wide. The wildflower blooms from June-August. It grows in Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest.
- The Milkweed leaves are poisonous to most animals and people
- The Milkweed grows in moist or dry uplandwoods
- Monarch butterflies and caterpillars feed on the Milkweed
- The sticky white juice inside was used as a glue