Asclepias verticillata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Whorl-leaf Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed.


Plant Specifics

Size:1-3 ft tall by to 1 ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:White,green
Fruit Color:Green


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. This is a small but pretty little plant. Grow it in a moist wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Larval host for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Attracts various pollinators.