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Clasping Milkweed Asclepias amplexicaulis

Phonetic Spelling
as-KLEE-pee-as am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss
Description

Clasping Milkweed is a native perennial wildflower found commonly in sandhills or dry woodland areas.

Clasping Milkweed is best for meadows/natural areas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asclepias
    Species:
    amplexicaulis
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from June to August
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from May to July
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds