SWAMP MILKWEED (Asclepias perennis)

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

This species, which is a nectar source for bees and other insects, likes moist-wet locations. Sun to part shade.

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

Larval host: monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) and soldier butterfly, (Danaus eresimus)

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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3198

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