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Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed Seed Balls

  • 1450


Swamp Milkweed is an exquisite member of the Asclepias genus and is a host to the Monarch Butterfly. It has dense clusters of bright pink flowers and narrow dark green leaves. It can reach 3'-5' tall. This favorite of the Monarch is a wetland perennial that grows throughout much of the US.  In the Prairies, it is classified as a facultative wetland species, but in most locations, it requires wetland conditions and is not drought tolerant

Ecology

  • This plant is usually classified as an obligate wetland species and needs a location that is moist year round. 
  • Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly
  • Full to partial sun
  • Zones 3-8
  • Rich moist soil
  • Facultative/Obligate
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sow: Fall through Mid Winter 

Parts of this plant were used by Native Americans medicinally to reduce fertility, cure warts, and to purge intestinal parasites.

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

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Native to: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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