Swamp (Rose) Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata
Features: This milkweed has narrower leaves than Prairie Milkweed or Common Milkweed. It is the only native Illinois milkweed to favor moist soil which makes it a good rain garden choice. Its clusters of pink flowers make it a very popular nectar plant for bumblebees, other native bees, wasps and beetles and the Monarch caterpillar will feed on the leaves.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Wet to moist
Height: 2-5 feet
Blooms: July to September
Photo credit: Wild Ones West Cook 2014.
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