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Asclepias incarnataAsclepias incarnata

swamp milkweed

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS RL

Characteristics

Height: 4-6'
Flowers: May-Jun.; pink to reddish
Fruit: Aug.-Nov.; ; pod

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, wet meadows, shrub swamps, clearings of wet woods, shores and ditches

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

can tolerate drought; interesting seed pod



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1353.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004