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Asclepias verticillata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
as-KLEE-pee-as ver-ti-si-LAY-tuh
Description

Whorled Milkweed is a native perennial wildflower found in the sandhills, thin woodlands and barren outcroppings.  It is best suited for meadows or natural areas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#FACU Piedmont Mountains
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#FACU Piedmont Mountains
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asclepias
    Species:
    verticillata
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    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:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from May to September
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds