PERENNIAL: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) with bee. Photo © 2018 Elaine L. Mills Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) with bee.
Photo © 2018 Elaine L. Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This stately milkweed is at home in moist habitats across much of the United States. It has flat terminal clusters of pale pink to mauve to red-violet flowers in summer, succeeded by interesting seed pods that split to release seeds on silken parachutes.

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