Asclepias humistrata

sandhill milkweed, pinewoods milkweed

Apocynaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-3 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,purple
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      purple,green
Phenology:

winter dormant

Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:

Small specimen plant.

Considerations:

Toxic if eaten unless boiled with two waters. Tends to fall over.

Propagation:

Difficult to transplant. Best grown from seed.

Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 5.1 to 7.5

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

Larval host to the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)and others. Attracts many pollinators, especially native bees.

Native Habitats:

Sandhill, clayhill, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments:

Interesting pink veined foliage, showy flowers. Often lies on its side with the flowers held somewhat above the rest of the plant.