whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Botanical Name Asclepias verticillata
Common Name whorled milkweed
Family Apocynaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 1-2.5ft x 1-2ft (30-75cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region. Provides food for Several Host-Specific Species Including the Monarch Butterfly.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate

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