Found along wood’s edges in upland woods, this unusual milkweed has large, loose heads of interesting, bi-colored white or pink and green flowers in June and July. Nectar attracts butterflies and other native pollinators, and seeds are housed in long, erect seedpods up to 6” in length which persist into the fall, and split to release wind-distributed seeds with feathery parachutes. Food plant for Monarch & Queen Butterfly caterpillars (Danaus plexippus & D. gilippus).
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-7b
Native Range: ME, sw QC, s. ON & MN, south to the mtns of GA & northern AL; North to MN
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