Swamp Milkweed

Botanical Name: Asclepias incarnata

Height: Tall.

Season of bloom: Mid summer

Growing Conditions: Sun to part sun. Moist soil. Clump-forming; will not run.

Wildlife benefits: All native milkweeds are host plants for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Flowers are good nectar source for adult butterflies.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

Remarks: Attractive fragrance.

Similar species: Butterfly Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed, Dwarf Milkweed

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