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Directory of Wildflowers

Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
June - August
 

Features

Clusters of pink flowers followed by narrow seedpods filled with seeds attached to white fluff.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained soils to wet sites.

Notes

This plant is commonly found in wet areas. Swamp Milkweed attracts butterflies.