Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)
Whorled Milkweed is a widely adaptable and tough native milkweed that is deer resistant and a host plant for Monarch and Queen butterflies. It has narrow, fine textured leaves and clusters of small white flowers that appear in the summer. It forms attractive drifts.
Whorled Milkweed grows in average, dry to medium moist, well-drained soils in full sun, but it tolerates part sun/part shade. It is drought tolerant.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low, medium|
|Sun exposure||Full sun to part shade|
|Mature height||1-2.5 ft|
|Host plant||Monarch, Queen|
|Notes||Bumble, honey and native bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|