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Asclepias Incarnata- Swamp Milkweed

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The Asclepias Incarnata is native to marshy, wet areas. It is most well known for its properties in attracting butterflies, specifically the monarch butterfly. The flower itself is light to dark purple with a long stem that holds the flower firmly in

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Asclepias Incarnata- Swamp Milkweed

The Asclepias Incarnata is native to marshy, wet areas. It is most well known for its properties in attracting butterflies, specifically the monarch butterfly. The flower itself is light to dark purple with a long stem that holds the flower firmly in an upright position. Several smaller flowers will begin to branch off and bloom below the central flower, creating the standard milkweed look. Swamp milkweed grows to be almost 60 inches tall, which is about 150 centimeters. The roots of the plant are thick and white. The leaves which branch out from the primary stem measure up to about six inches/15 centimeters. Unlike most flowers, the swamp milkweed blooms in Summer instead of Spring. The best place for these flowers to grow are damp soils that are in full sunlight. They can also do well in partial shade, but they will need a significant amount of sun. The moisture required for these plants to flourish typically only present on the edges of ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. Sometimes ditch lines are moist enough to grow the swamp milkweed. The seed of the plant is dark brown and flat with small white hairs, which are meant to catch the wind to carry the grain to new areas. Once planted do not expect to see the swamp milkweed when you look at other flowers blooming. They may break through the soil in the late Spring, but as previously mentioned, you won't be seeing flowers until Summertime. The specific species of milkweed uses as a display flower. This is because they will maintain their beauty for an extended period after being cut. In addition to the typical light purple color that will accompany most swamp milkweed, they also come in shades of bright pink to dark pink.

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