Asclepias incarnata
swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Antennaria neglecta Greene.
Common name: swamp milkweed
Group: dicot
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1 - 6'
Foliage: leaves narrowly oval, broader toward either end, oblong, or linear, 2 1/2 -6", lateral veins in leaf spread at an acute angle
Flower: Flowers in 4-20 flat clusters , clusters 1-2" wide; magenta, 3/8"; horn projecting well out of hood
Flowering time: blooms early July to mid August; fruits August to October
Habitat: wet lowlands, swamps, watersides, alluvium
Range in New Jersey: statewide outside the pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Often used by pollinators for nectar, and also for larval food, especially the Monarch butterfly, which will lay eggs on the plants.