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Poke Milkweed
Asclepias exaltata
Asclepiadaceae

Pink Very Pale Swish

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).

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
5’ tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-7b
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME, sw QC, s. ON & MN, south to the mtns of GA & northern AL; North to MN

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