Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

The plants are 2-4 ft. tall with soft pink flowers. There is a white form also. The flower heads are 3 to 4 inches across.

The first photo shows flower details and that the horns are longer than the hoods. For more on the flower structure see Asclepias syriaca (Milkweed - Common) in this gallery.

The second photo shows the lance shaped leaves. The leaves are narrower and not as heavy and coarse as those of the common milkweed.

  • <i>Asclepias incarnata</i> ( Swamp Milkweed )
    Asclepias incarnata ( Swamp Milkweed ) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey).
  • <i>Asclepias incarnata</i> ( Swamp Milkweed )
    Asclepias incarnata ( Swamp Milkweed ) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey).
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