SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias perennis)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias perennis)

As the common name indicates, this species is perfect for wet locations.

Larval host to the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) and soldier butterfly, (Danaus eresimus). butterflies and bees use as nectar source.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/asclepias-perennis

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Asclepias+perennis

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2 comments
  1. My mother has this growing behind her house (they live on one of the many man-made lakes around here)

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