Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Purple Milkweed

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Asclepias purpurescens

Flower Description:

5 purple petals angled down and out with tips pointed up.

FamilyMilkweed
Season BloomJune-July
HabitatPart shade to sun, fields, thickets, and open woods
CyclePerennials
Height2'-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are opposite and hairy on lower surface. Elongated but broad and rounded at base.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland