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Asclepias perennis, Aquatic Milkweed, White Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias perennis

Aquatic Milkweed, White Swamp Milkweed
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: North America
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterKeep soil moistBog or aquatic plantWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerant plant

Found in low wet woods, cypress swamps, lake and pond margins, slow streams, and wet ditches.Like all members of the Asclepias genus, it is a larval host plant for Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies. Swamp milkweed works well in mixed butterfly and wildflower gardens planted along pond edges or similar moist sites. It also does well in a container.

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