Asclepias verticillata

whorl-leaf milkweed, whorled 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: annual
Size: Height: 1-3 ft    Width: to 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Fruit Color: 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.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Attracts various pollinators.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: