Milkweed Identification Guide
There are around a 100 native species of milkweed in North America and we are not going to cover the details to identify all of them. However, we offer some tips to identify some of the most common milkweed species used by volunteers. If you are unsure as to which species of milkweed you have at your garden, use the following photos and key characters to determine if you have any of these or other milkweed species at your site. Please, be sure to mark them on your data sheet!
If you are looking where to buy milkweed plants that are good to use at your particular ecoregion, we suggest you check out the Milkweed Market and their list of vendors.