Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, adapts to most soils, acidic to neutral pH. 1-3 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(30), D

Native Region:  Statewide except absent in northwest and northeast corners of the state

Attracts butterflies and bees, particularly Monarch butterflies and is a larval food for Monarchs. One of the more poisonous of the milkweeds for livestock and is considered a weed in range areas.

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