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Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed - host plant for monarch eggs

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed - host plant for monarch eggs. Sage garden herbs carries this.

The Beautiful Blooms of 'ice ballet' swamp milkweed attract many pollinators each summer.

Despite the heat and lack of rainfall, wildflowers continue to bloom.

Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed or Pink Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) grows in wet soils at the edge of streams and ponds. It is one of the largest milkweeds, sometimes as much as five feet tall, with shallow roots. Very toxic to humans

Michigan Native: Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).  Host plant for the monarch!

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) is a familiar sight in many parts of the U. but not in Syria, despite what the specific epithet indicates about its origin – oops!

Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra

Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra

Asclepias variegata is a rare milkweed species that features wintry white flowers with distinctive red markings.  Its common name is redring milkweed and it can be grown as a host plant for monarch butterflies. It's not easy to establish, but you'll have a better chance growing these fragrant, finicky milkweed plants in partial shade.

Find Milkweed Plants and Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs- 25?

Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed & Swallowtail butterfly

Also called Spotted Joe Pye Weed, its dusty rose-colored flowers will bloom for many weeks in July and August, becoming absolute magnets for dozens of species of butterflies. If you love Joe Pye but have too much shade, try ).

Swamp Milkweed makes a plantastic container plant! Each fall, leave a few extra seedlings that have popped up in undesirable places over the season. In spring, when they come back as second year plants, just dig them up (no tap root!) and pot them to place anywhere in your yard/garden, or bring indoors to raise monarchs. More swamp info and photos...

Asclepias Incarnata- Swamp Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Potential fairy garden flower: Swamp Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars Asclepias incarnata: Swamp milkweed, Swamp silkweed, Rose milkweed, White Indian hemp

Yellow sunburst

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'- Gold Blood Flower Native to South America, short-lived and often grown as an annual. Grows to tall and wide. Grows best in full sun, on sandy soils and with low amounts of summer water.

Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed 1gallon

Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed 1gallon

A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds... Native to western half of USA

Asclepias Speciosa (Showy Milkweed) for Monarchs

A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds. Native to western half of USA

Asclepias engelmanniana  Big Basin Prairie Preserve Clark County, KS  This milkweed is easily ID'd by its long slender leaves and flowers lacking horns with arcuate anther wings converging over the top of the anther head.

Asclepias engelmanniana Big Basin Prairie Preserve Clark County, KS This milkweed is easily ID'd by its long slender leaves and flowers lacking horns with arcuate anther wings converging over the top of the anther head.

Vernonia noveboracensis or Ironweed – More About Ironweed | Ironweed prefers rich, moist soils but it tolerates a wide range of soils making it gre...

Vernonia noveboracensis or Ironweed – More About Ironweed

sideclusters milkweed flowers profile, bunched up looking pretty for it self & monarchs to come take a lick

Photos and information about Minnesota flora - Woolly Milkweed: round cluster of pale green to creamy white flowers ¼ to inch long with 5 petals and a crown in the center

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