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A.k.a. prairie milkweed. A close cousin of the better known common milkweed with a smaller stature and less of a tendency to spread. Attracts a wide variety of pollinators and hosts the monarch butterfly! Established plants develop taproots, and may interbreed with common milkweed.


Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 3'-4'

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies skippers, moths, ants, and hummingbirds. Hosts the delicate cycnia moth, the monarch butterfly, and other insects including a few species of beetle. Rarely browsed by mammals due to bitter foliage.

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