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Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Asclepias verticillata - Whorled Milkweed

Ohio Native Plant Natural Range

Asclepias verticillata

To view the natural range of the Whorled Milkweed visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Asclepias verticillata
Asclepias verticillata

Wildlife Significance

Host plant -
Monarch Butterfly caterpillars

Nectar - Butterflies and Monarch Butterflies
Attracts - Native bees, bumble bees and honey bees

Deer - Are not fond of this plant - milkweed are poisonous if eaten

Detailed Information - Visit Illinois Wildflower website

Seed Provenance -

Prairie Moon Nursery - Winona, MN 2013 - 2014 - Roger Dahlin, Baldwinsville, NY 2014
young Whorled Milkweed plant
Young Whorled Milkweed Plant

Cultivation Information

- 6 to 24 inches
Flower Color
- White

Blooms - July - October
Sun - Full - part shade
Soil - Dry

Hardy Zone -

Family - Asclepiadaceae

Understanding Milkweed Plants

A Guide to the Milkweeds of Ohio - Natural Treasures oh Ohio - Blog