Date Posted: Jun 24, 2016
Whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) is one of the smaller, more delicate native milkweeds. Its species name, verticillata, and common name refer to the verticillate (or whorled) arrangement of its leaves.
Like all milkweeds, whorled milkweed is a larval host plant for the monarch butterfly and is attractive to a variety of pollinators. It flowers late spring through late summer/early fall.
Learn more about whorled milkweed on our blog.
Photo by Eleanor Dietrich.
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