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Typical inventory plug A food source for butterflies and host plant for the monarch butterfly, whorled milkweed is suited for dry to moist areas.

Typical inventory plug
A food source for butterflies and host plant for the monarch butterfly, whorled milkweed is suited for dry to moist areas. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Asclepias verticillata

Eastern whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata has fine, needle-like foliage on un-branched stems and gives rise to creamy, white fragrant flowers in July and August. This tough, adaptable plant is a larval host and nectar source for the monarch butterfly. Does best in dry to moist soils in full sun. 


Height:

2 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

White

Asclepias verticillata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASVE