Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
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.
We're just introducing this set of perennial info pages. This
page is in process but Aster's
page is complete. We hope you'll take a look there and comment. Let
us know if the format was useful, share your suggestions, tell us
we shouldn't have this page at all... anything helps.
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
Read more about swamp milkweed
Rain gardens: Use all
Plants for wet areas:
What'sComing Up 39, page 7