whorl-leaf milkweed, whorled milkweed.
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1-3 ft Width: to 1 ft
Flower Color: white,green
Fruit Color: green
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. This is a small but pretty little plant. Grow it in a moist wildflower garden.
Considerations: It may be necessary to re-seed to keep this in the garden. Seed is not generally commercially available. This is the most toxic of the milkweeds and is considered a weed where livestock graze.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral
Larval host for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Attracts various pollinators.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: