Whorled Milkweed

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Whorled milkweed is a perennial plant that grows 1-3 feet tall. It has narrow, linear leaves that are whorled along the stem. Small, greenish-white flowers occur in flat-topped clusters on the upper part of the stem. Whorled milkweed is native to most of eastern North America and parts of western Canada and the United States. It is a larval host plant for monarch butterflies.

Whorled milkweed is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of conditions. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant and can also tolerate some shade. Whorled milkweed is not susceptible to many pests or diseases.


Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias vertiillata
Whorled Milkweed

Whorled milkweed can be propagated by seed or by division. Seed should be sown in the fall or early spring. Division can be done in the spring or fall.

Whorled milkweed is a beautiful and beneficial plant that can be added to any garden. It is a great choice for butterfly gardens and pollinator gardens. Whorled milkweed is also a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow.


Asclepias verticillata, also known as whorled milkweed, is native to the following states in the United States:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • 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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Dallas, Texas

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