Milkweed- Spider (Asclepias viridis)
Very tolerant of dry conditions, Spider Milkweed can be found in sand prairies, pastures, and even ditches. Because of its shorter height and taproot, Spider Milkweed does not tolerate high amounts of vegetative competition. Spider Milkweed features rose-white flowers surrounded by green that form in showy umbellated clusters, often one per plant. Its beauty and tendency to spread slightly make it a good garden choice.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 12 inches
Bloom Time - May, June
Bloom Color - Green
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.