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MILKWEED FAMILY
(ASCLEPIADACEAE)
 
Butterfly larval food:  Monarch, Queen, Soldier
 
Butterfly nectar food:  Banded Hairstreak, Little Metalmark, Monarch, Pearl Crescent, Queen, Red-banded Hairstreak, Ruddy Daggerwing, Silvery Checkerspot, Spring Azure, Striped Hairstreak, White M Hairstreak NOTE: All parts of milkweed plants are toxic to animals.
 
 
name
 
area
flower
& fruit
 
season
 
other

Scarlet milkweed
  Asclepias curassavica
NCSscarletSpSuFWa, ta   photo
Purple milkweed
  Asclepias humistrata
NCmanySpSup, ta
Swamp milkweed
  Asclepias incarnata
NCSpink-purpleSup, ta
Florida milkweed
  Asclepias longiflora
NCSwhiteSpSup, ta
Pedicellate milkweed
  Asclepias pedicellata
NCSpale greenSpSup, ta
White milkweed
  Asclepias perennis
NCwhiteSpSuFp, ta   photo
Butterfly weed
  Asclepias tuberosa
NCSorange/redSpSuFp, ta
Variegated milkweed
  Asclepias variegata
NyellowSpSup, ta
Codes: N=north
C=central
S=south
Sp=spring
Su=summer
F=fall
W=winter
a=annual
b=biennial
p=perennial
s=shrub
t=tree
v=vine
i=invasive
 
ta=toxic to animals
th=toxic to humans

 
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