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.
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.