Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed – Asclepias humistrata

Preferring dry sandy soil, Pinewoods milkweed is quite striking. With pink veined leaves and its sprawling growth habit, its beauty will catch your attention when you see this plant.

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Monarch butterfly caterpillar

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
Monarch butterfly caterpillar

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Bloom flower cluster
Asclepias humistrata
Monarch host plant

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Seed pods

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
Seed pods

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata Monarch butterfly egg

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
Monarch butterfly egg

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed  Asclepias humistrata US native state map

Pinewoods or Sandhill Milkweed
Asclepias humistrata
US native state map

Pinewoods milkweed is rarely grown in butterfly gardens.

Locating nurseries that supply plants or seed is difficult.

Rich moist soil is not a friendly habitat for this plant.

Full sun to light shade

Height – 24″

Sandy dry soil

Zones 10 – 8b

Perennial

Propagation: seed

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