Silkweed, Cotton-weed, Wild Cotton, Virginia Silk
Common milkweed is one of the few perennial weeds that will not tolerate routine mowing. It prefers well-drained soils and full sunlight and is frequently found in naturalized and boundary areas. Milkweed is easily identified by its upright growth habit and large (entire) leaves. All plant parts will exude a milky white latex when broken.