Swamp Milkweed

Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata

Facts about Swamp Milkweed:

  • Similar to Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed prefers wet areas and are often found near wetland areas with damp soil.

  • Swamp Milkweed is a toxic plant when consumed without preparation.

  • Prefers full sun.

  • Blooms during the summer and grows about 4 feet high.

  • Attracts many pollinators including monarch butterflies.

BioDiverstiy Benefits:

  • Swamp milkweed is a native plant that is often used in conservation for ecological restoration in wetlands.

  • As stated previously, it attracts many pollinators including monarch butterflies. Since this plant is apart of the milkweed family, Monarch Butterfly larvae favours this species for food.

    • Fun Fact: Monarch Butterfly larvae will only consume milkweed plants.

  • Other pollinators that use Swamp Milkweed’s nectar are hummingbirds, bees, other butterflies, etc.