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.
|Other Common Names:||Clasping Milkweed|
|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|
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