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Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed


This species of milkweed native to south Jersey has thin leaves and flowers later in the season than other native species of milkweed. Up to 2 feet tall, grows well in sun to partial shade and medium to dry soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Eastern Whorled Milkweed
Plant Family:Asclepiadaceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies
Bloom Time:May to September
Global and State Rank:G5, S2
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist

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