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Blunt-leaved Milkweed

Asclepias amplexicaulis



A type of milkweed with milky sap. The leaves are oblong and wavy along the edges. Flowers are showy and occur in an umbel. They are purple and rose colored and bloom in early summer and sometimes into mid summer. Fruits ripen throughout the summer. Butterflies, bees and birds are attracted to the plant.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Clasping Milkweed
Plant Family:Asclepiadaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Mid-June to mid-July, Sporadically into August
Fruit Timing:June to August
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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