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Swamp Milkweed

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata

Flower Description:

Fragrant rosy red and white flowers 1/4″ wide form several flat clusters 2-4″ wide. Individual flowers have 5 downward curving petals and 5 upward petals resembling a crown.

Season BloomSummer
HabitatWet, sunny, near streams and lakes, ditches, marshes
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are smooth, narrow, and opposite in pairs.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun, Partial Sun