Milkweed - Poke (Asclepias exaltata)
Found in upland woods to rich woodland openings, Poke Milkweed thrives in dappled to full shade. It has oval leaves, growing opposite on stems that can reach five feet, considerably taller than other milkweed species. Large clusters of white to cream, tinted with purple and green, flowers droop elegantly on slender stalks.
Sun Exposure - Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 5 feet
Bloom Time - June, July
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery