Asclepias fascicularis

Narrow-leaved Milkweed bloom
narrowleaf milkweed
  • Narrow-leaved Milkweed bloom
  • narrowleaf milkweed

Full Description

Beautifully intricate dusky-rose flowers in crown-like umbels. This is the larval host plant for monarch butterflies.

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Wet Prairie
Found in open areas, abandoned farmland, roadsides, near streams.
Mature Height:
2-4'
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Well drained moist to dry soils; Tolerates seasonal flooding; Narrow-leaved milkweed tolerates drier conditions than showy milkweed in general
Special Uses:
Attracts bees and butterflies, particularly monarchs. Sap poisonous if consumed. Deer resistant
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