Asclepias variegata L.
Redring milkweed, White-flowered milkweed
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Synonym(s): Biventraria variegata
USDA Symbol: ASVA
Small white flowers with purplish centers crowded into round, terminal clusters.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: New York and Connecticut south to Florida, west to Texas and Oklahoma, and northeast to Illinois and Ohio.
Native Habitat: Dry or rocky woods, sandy open ground, ravine bottoms, low woods, slopes, ridges, roadsides.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Asclepias variegata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asclepias variegata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asclepias variegata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff