Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

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Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

(requires a minimum purchase of 5 plants)

There are 50 individual plant plugs of this species in a tray.

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity. The cost PER individual plant is:

5 or more $5.00 each
25 or more $2.50 each
50 or more $1.50 each

300 or more $ 1.25 each

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

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Description

Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

Due to its narrow leaves and stems, this species blends in with grasses and is easily overlooked when not in bloom. Among the milkweeds, the whorled milkweed is one of the few clone forming species. Some clones have hundreds, perhaps even thousands of ramets. In some grasslands and prairies, the biomass of A. verticillata probably exceeds that of all other milkweeds. Although this species is seldom found in cultivated or grazed landscapes, it does colonize ditches and road-banks as shown in the last image below. Because this species is one of the last milkweeds to senesce as the season progresses, it is a common late season host plant for monarch larvae. It is one of the most broadly distributed of all milkweeds in the United States.

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

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Asclepias verticillata
Asclepias verticillata L.
Whorled Milkweed, Eastern Whorled Milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Synonym(s):
USDA Symbol: asve
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Whorled milkweed is a single-stemmed, unbranched perennial, 1-3 ft. tall. The narrow, linear leaves are whorled along the stem. Small, greenish-white flowers occur in flat-topped clusters on the upper part of the stem.

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Apex: Acute
Flower: Flowers 2 mm
Fruit: 10 cm
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , ON , SK
Native Distribution: MA to MT, s. to FL & e. TX; also s. Canada
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, clayey or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Whorled milkweed is one of the more poisonous or the milkweeds to livestock. It is therefore considered a weed in range areas.

Benefit

Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Toxic only in large quantities. Syptoms include, vomiting, stupor, weakness, spasms. Toxic Principle: Cardiac glycosides and resinoids. (Poisonous Plants of N.C. State)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Monarch

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)


Larval Host

Learn more at BAMONA

Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

For Shipping, Planting and additional FAQ’s please see “About our organically grown native plug trays “.

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