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Asclepias quadrifolia (Fourleaf milkweed)
Lamb, Larry

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias quadrifolia Jacq.

Fourleaf milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASQU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite , Whorled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Achene , Follicle
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Benefit

Fragrant Flowers: yes

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.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asclepias quadrifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias quadrifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias quadrifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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