Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)

Asclepias exaltata

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: poke milkweed, tall milkweed
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Asclepias exaltata, or poke milkweed, is native to the eastern United States, where it grows open woods and along woodland edges and trails in forests. It has far few flowers than other milkweeds, and therefore usually makes seedpods less often. It is a milkweed, and the larvae of the Monarch butterfly will readily eat it.

In our yard, this grows in the Woodland Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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