Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Latin Name: Asclepias verticillata

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic / Wet-Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 1-2 feet

Color: White

Bloom Time: July / August

Description: Excellent plant for nutrient-poor sites. Tiny white flowers form a flat cluster with 5 petals curving upward and 5 petals curving downward. Leaves are thin and thread-like. Stems are usually unbranched. This plant is poisonous to livestock. It is one of the first plants to come back after fire. Solitary bees and ants visit it for nectar.