Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: swamp milkweed, rose milkweed, swamp silkweed
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Asclepias incarnata, or swamp milkweed, is native to enitre United States except the western coast states; it grows in moist prairies, ditches, pond margins and swamps. It flowers similar to Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed), but they tend to be deeper in color and smaller; in additon the leaves of the former are far narrower. It is a milkweed, and the larvae of the Monarch butterfly will readily eat it.

In our yard, this grows in the Wetland Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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