Clasping Milkweed – Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed is so named because the leaves clasp the stem of the plant without a leaf petiole – leaf stem.

Clasping Milkweed Blooms Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Blooms
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Leaves Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Leaves
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Blooms Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Blooms
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Leaves Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Leaves
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Flower Buds Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Flower Buds
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Flowers Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Flowers
Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed Asclepias amplexicaulis US native state map

Clasping Milkweed
Asclepias amplexicaulis
US native state map

It is said that Clasping Milkweed, Asclepias amplexicaulis, does not attract Monarch butterflies for egg laying. Caterpillars will eat the plant when it is fed to them in a rearing habitat/container.

Clasping Milkweed is a US native, found in sandy dry soil.

Zones: 3-9

Height: 3′

Drought tolerant

Full sun to partial shade

Propagation: Seed

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