whorled milkweed


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Noun1.whorled milkweed - milkweed of the eastern United States with narrow leaves in whorls and greenish-white flowerswhorled milkweed - milkweed of the eastern United States with narrow leaves in whorls and greenish-white flowers
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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Ephemeral, sedge, forb and grass plants, sold individually in pots for $3-$5, include whorled milkweed, Virginia bluebells, white trout lily, cut-leaf toothwort, Midland shooting star, wild columbine, purple coneflower, prairie smoke and more.
Any type of milkweed is fine for the monarchs, however, swamp and whorled milkweed are the best types for the garden.
Varieties such as swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnala, whorled milkweed Asclepias verticillata and dwarf milkweed Asclepias ovalifolia are not on the noxious weed list and are good alternate food sources for the caterpillars.