Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
A shorter, white flowering milkweed that tolerates poor soil and dry conditions! Can spread rapidly in open areas, but tends to form loose colonies that don’t out-compete other plants. May be outcompeted in fertile soils. Hosts monarch butterflies! Easy to grow, and drought tolerant.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam, Sand, Gravel
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun-Sep
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, moths, and beetles. Hosts the monarch butterfly, delicate cycnia moth, and smaller insects. Rarely browsed by mammals due to toxic foliage.