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Milkweed, Green Comet Milkweed
Much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains
About This Plant
Full sun or part shade. Perennial, stems are slender, up to three feet tall and produced singly or in pairs. The intricate green flowers appear in large umbels along the stem throughout the summer when there is moisture.
Wand milkweed is often found in rocky fields but can easily be overlooked. Milkweeds are the only food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.
None, beyond the care needed to establish. Aphids are likely to infest any milkweed, but they aren’t really a problem. They can be squished by hand or sprayed off with soapy water. Treating aphids will (obviously) wipe out the monarch caterpillars too.