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Asclepias incarnata

 
Asclepias incarnata
swamp milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

Common name swamp milkweed
Family asclepiadaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (summer)
Size 3-4 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes likes moisture, but does fine in drier soils too
From seed self-seeds moderately in our garden
Seed ripensearly August

A native milkweed with willowy leaves along upright stalks, topped with purple flowers in early summer. After flowering, it forms long puffy banana-shaped pods, which open to expose a fluffy mess of light fuzz and flat seeds that blows away in the wind. Birds use the fluff in nest-building. Like all milkweeds, this one attracts monarch butterflies and many other insects.

swamp milkweed

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: pondside, firewood border, pond filtration bog

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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