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Asclepias verticillata

 
Asclepias verticillata

Common name whorled milkweed
Family asclepiadaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white
Light sun-part shade

The first year after setting this in our garden as a seedling, it just kind of sat there. I didn't really notice it again until, in mid-May, I saw its thread-leaf foliage popping up all over the place, up to 2 ft away from the mother plant. No online sources I found mentioned this agressive behavior, so I figured I'd warn you! I'm not sure yet if I consider this a weed - I may grow it contained for a season to decide.
Update: another season, still no bloom for the potted-up plant. Maybe it wants to spread its roots before blooming (tough!).

This is a weed in our garden

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