Whorled Milkweed (a-SKLAY-pee-us) Asclepiadaceae:
White flowers on thin stems that have very thin almost needle like leaves in whorls. Plants grow best is well drained sandy soils and reach a height of 20 inches. Blooming in early to mid summer were they make a nice addition to a prairie planting. The claw like flowers are loved by butterflies. A central north American native prairie plant found in grasslands and open grassy woods. Long lived with a spreading rhizomatous habit. Attractive plants, that will over time form nice colonies by self seeding. Grow in full sun in dry soils.