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Asclepias variegata (Redring milkweed)
Fannon, Carolyn

Asclepias variegata

Asclepias variegata L.

Redring milkweed, White-flowered milkweed

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Synonym(s): Biventraria variegata

USDA Symbol: asva

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

Small white flowers with purplish centers crowded into round, terminal clusters.

The stem of this plant has the milky sap typical of most milkweeds. The species name describes the bicolored flowers, which are quite showy in masses.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

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


USA: 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 Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

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 Organizations Directory

According 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


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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