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Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata

Asclepias incarnata L. ssp. incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


USDA Symbol: asini

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Follicle

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


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Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

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:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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