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Plant these for Monarch butterflies!
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Shade – Shade
Height: 5 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June – July
Suggested Uses: Thrives in woodland settings, preferring dappled shade to full shade. It is a very long-lived perennial.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the US. Native throughout Central and Southeast Minnesota. Minnesota and Iowa are at the furthest western edge of the range for Poke Milkweed.
Pollinators/Habitat: True to the genus, Poke Milkweed is an exceptional pollinator plant. Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on milkweed species (Asclepias). Poke Milkweed is a larval host for the Monarch butterfly and several moths. It is also well loved by bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis).
Flowers: Off-white flowers grow in clusters that droop.
Leaves: Leaves are oval, opposite.
Rabbits will snack on this plant.
More information: USDA PLANTS Database profile page