Asclepias humistrata

sandhill milkweed, pinewoods milkweed


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-3 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,purple
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      purple,green

winter dormant

Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:

Small specimen plant.


Toxic if eaten unless boiled with two waters. Tends to fall over.


Difficult to transplant. Best grown from seed.

Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 5.1 to 7.5


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

Larval host to the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)and others. Attracts many pollinators, especially native bees.

Native Habitats:

Sandhill, clayhill, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Interesting pink veined foliage, showy flowers. Often lies on its side with the flowers held somewhat above the rest of the plant.