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Plant Name:

Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias fascicularis


Mexican Whorled Milkweed is a perennial milkweed species with whorled leaves and clusters of small, fragrant flowers. It is an important host plant for monarch butterflies and supports a wide range of pollinators.


Open areas, meadows, dry slopes, roadsides


Mexican Whorled Milkweed is a host plant for monarch butterflies and provides nectar for a variety of pollinators. It also supports beneficial insects.

Growing Conditions:

Mexican Whorled Milkweed prefers well-drained soils and full sun.


Mexican Whorled Milkweed is used in butterfly gardens, native plant landscapes, and prairie restorations. It is also an important plant for conservation efforts to support monarch butterfly populations.

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Fun Facts:

Mexican Whorled Milkweed is native to western North America and is an important plant for monarch butterfly conservation.

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