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Asclepias purpurascens

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
as-KLEE-pee-as pur-pur-ESS-kenz
Description

Purple Milkweed is a native perennial wildlflower commonly found in wet swampy areas and woodlands.

NC Significantly Rare species.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wet sites#NC native#swamps#woodland#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wet sites#NC native#swamps#woodland#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asclepias
    Species:
    purpurascens
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America
  • 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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from May to July
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators