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Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 

Features

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

Culture

Full sun; tolerant of dry soils.

Notes

Found in open woods and dry areas.