Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

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A potpourri (below) of swamp milkweed/Ascepias incarnata information as a supplement to other articles.

A plant-based page rather than our usual topic-based page. It's a pivot point, one list of links to ours and others' articles that involve swamp milkweed.

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Despite its name and native environment, Asclepias incarnata grows well outside the swamp. Just give it sun and any reasonably moist spot.

A clump forming plant that may spread by seed, it should not be confused with the thuggish, running-root field milkweed, A. syriacus except that both are fragrant, July blooming Monarch butterfly magnets, supporting both caterpillar and adult butterfly.


Read more about swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata):

     Rain gardens: Use all the water 
      Plants for wet areas:   What'sComing Up 39, page 7