Whorled Milkweed

 - Asclepias verticillata

Light: Full Sun, Partial
Soil: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant
Height: 1'-2'
Blooms: Jun, Jul, Aug
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Color: White, Green
Spacing: 1'
Root: Rhizome

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This small milkweed blooms later in the year than most milkweeds and often into September. Its small umbels of white (sometimes greenish-white) flowers attract many pollinators, including Monarch butterflies. Whorled Milkweed likes dry sandy, clayey or rocky soil in sun or part shade. It can be found growing in a variety of environments from hill prairies to woodland openings. It is listed as rare or threatened in some of its northeastern range.

Clone forming, Whorled Milkweed forms attractive drifts. The thin "whorled" leaves grant a delicate texture which combines well with other plants of lower stature, making it a perfect addition to a low-growing interplanted design or a rock garden. Narrow three to four inch pods form in late summer as the leaves turn to yellow and orange providing interest well into autumn.

Occurs naturally: upland, sand, gravel, hill prairies, openings in upland forests, sandy savannas, limestone glades, bluffs along rivers, pastures and abandoned fields, grassy slopes along highways
Of note: Whorled Milkweed is both deer and rabbit resistant. Poisonous to livestock, it is considered a weed in range areas.

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