Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Asclepias verticillata - Whorled Milkweed

Ohio Native Plant Natural Range

 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
Asclepias verticillata
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
Milkweed a Conservation Practitioner Guide -
By - Brianna Borders & Eric Lee-Mäder

A Guide to the Milkweeds of Ohio - Natural Treasures oh Ohio - Blog
Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery - Winona, MN 2013 - 2014 - Roger Dahlin, Baldwinsville, NY 2014