COMMON MILKWEED

COMMON MILKWEED GROWS BEST IN

COMMON MILKWEED suitable for counties:
MISSISSIPPI: All counties
MONTANA: Big Horn, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, McCone, Park, Phillips, Powell, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Stillwater, Wibaux, Yellowstone
NORTH CAROLINA: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Cabarrus, Caswell, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Madison, Mitchell, Pasquotank, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey
NORTH DAKOTA: Barnes, Bottineau, Burleigh, Cass, Emmons, Grand Forks, Griggs, Logan, McLean, Morton, Oliver, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Stutsman, Traill, Walsh, Ward
NEBRASKA: Adams, Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cherry, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dawes, Dawson, Douglas, Fillmore, Franklin, Gage, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hooker, Howard, Johnson, Kearney, Knox, Lancaster, Loup, Madison, Merrick, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Phelps, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sherman, Thayer, Thomas, Valley, Webster, Wheeler
NEW HAMPSHIRE: All counties
NEW JERSEY: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Warren
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Jefferson, Kings, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Yates
OHIO: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot
OKLAHOMA: Cleveland, Tulsa
OREGON: Marion
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
RHODE ISLAND: All counties
SOUTH CAROLINA: All counties
SOUTH DAKOTA: Aurora, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clay, Custer, Day, Faulk, Gregory, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McCook, Minnehaha, Roberts, Shannon, Spink, Sully, Todd, Turner, Union
TENNESSEE: Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Clay, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Marshall, Montgomery, Overton, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Unicoi, Union, Williamson, Wilson
TEXAS: All counties
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Suffolk, Sussex, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wythe, York
VERMONT: Chittenden
WISCONSIN: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming
ALABAMA: All counties
ARKANSAS: Benton, Carroll, Craighead, Crawford, Independence, Mississippi, Washington
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
DELAWARE: New Castle
GEORGIA: All counties
IOWA: Carroll, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Story, Taylor, Webster, Winneshiek, Woodbury
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
INDIANA: Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Hamilton, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Johnson, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lake, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Owen, Parke, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, Whitley
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Greenwood, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kingman, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Sheridan, Smith, Sumner, Thomas, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte
KENTUCKY: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Calloway, Campbell, Carlisle, Clark, Daviess, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greenup, Hardin, Harlan, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Laurel, Letcher, Lewis, Madison, Magoffin, Mason, McCracken, McLean, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Rowan, Spencer, Todd, Warren, Washington, Webster, Woodford
LOUISIANA: Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
MARYLAND: All counties
MAINE: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, York
MICHIGAN: Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford
MINNESOTA: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui Parle, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Martin, Meeker, Morrison, Murray, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Rice, Scott, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
MISSOURI: Adair, Atchison, Audrain, Barton, Bates, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Crawford, Daviess, DeKalb, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Howard, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Maries, Marion, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Nodaway, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Worth
Active Growth Period : - - Flower Color : - -
Foliage Color : - - Growth Form : - -
Growth Rate : - - Height, Mature (feet) : - -
Drought Tolerance : - - Frost Free Days, Minimum : - -
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : - - Palatable Human : - -
Bloom Period : - -
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : - - Commercial Availability : - -
Fruit/Seed Abundance : - - Fruit/Seed Period Begin : - -
Fruit/Seed Period End : - - Fruit/Seed Persistence : - -
Propogated by Bare Root : - - Propogated by Bulbs : - -
Propogated by Container : - - Propogated by Corms : - -
Propogated by Cuttings : - - Propogated by Seed : - -
Propogated by Sod : - - Propogated by Sprigs : - -
Propogated by Tubers : - - Seeds per Pound : - -
Seed Spread Rate : - - Seedling Vigor : - -
Small Grain : - - Vegetative Spread Rate : - -

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : - - Christmas Tree Product : - -
Fodder Product : - - Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : - - Naval Store Product : - -
Nursery Stock Product : - - Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : - -
Post Product : - - Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : - - Veneer Product : - -

Physiology

Active Growth Period : - - After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : - - C:N Ratio : - -
Coppice Potential : - - Fall Conspicuous : - -
Fire Resistance : - - Flower Color : - -
Flower Conspicuous : - - Foliage Color : - -
Foliage Porosity Summer : - - Foliage Porosity Winter : - -
Foliage Texture : - - Fruit Color : - -
Fruit Conspicuous : - - Growth Form : - -
Growth Rate : - - Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : - - Known Allelopath : - -
Leaf Retention : - - Lifespan : - -
Low Growing Grass : - - Nitrogen Fixation : - -
Resprout Ability : - - Shape and Orientation : - -
Toxicity : - -

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : - - Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : - -
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : - - Anaerobic Tolerance : - -
CaCO3 Tolerance : - - Cold Stratification Required : - -
Drought Tolerance : - - Fertility Requirement : - -
Fire Tolerance : - - Frost Free Days, Minimum : - -
Hedge Tolerance : - - Moisture Use : - -
pH (Minimum) : - - pH (Maximum) : - -
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : - - Precipitation (Maximum) : - -
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : - - Salinity Tolerance : - -
Shade Tolerance : - - Temperature, Minimum (°F) : - -

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Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
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Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 28. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 30. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.

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