Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

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Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

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An oak-hickory savannah indicator species, purple milkweed has fragrant, deep magenta-red flowers that bloom May-July. An important plant for native bees and monarchs, this plant is endangered in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. It grows 2-3 ft. tall in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. The milky juice has been used to remove warts, however all plant parts are poisonous to ingest. Deer resistant.

Zones: 3-8

Light: sun, part shade

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