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Asclepias variegata L.
Redring milkweed, White-flowered milkweed
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PAMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff