Plant identification

Asked April 24, 2019, 1:37 PM EDT

Is this milkweed?

Anne Arundel County Maryland

3 Responses

This looks like common dogbane, also called Indian hemp, which is in the milkweed family. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=1357

Christa

Thanks Christa,

Is it beneficial to butterflies? Monarch in particular?

It is a host plant for Delicate Cycnia Moth, Dogbane Beetle, and Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth. It does not support monarch caterpillars.

Christa