Summer Flowers: Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

  • Host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars
  • Nectar for many pollinators
  • Fragrant pink flowers
  • Does not spread by stolons, unlike common milkweed
  • Likes moist to wet soil
Swamp milkweed sometimes occurs in a white-flowered form.
Swamp milkweed sometimes occurs in a white-flowered form.
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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens