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Swamp Milkweed


Synonym: Marsh Milkweed | Rose Milkweed | Silkweed An erect, clump-forming perennial with milky sap, stems are branching, opposite leaves bend upward on either side of the prominent midrib, flowers are small, fragrant, pink to mauve, and in tight clusters at the stem ends, blooming July to September. Distributed from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Utah; swamps, wet meadows and prairies, poorly drained sites. Best in full sun, moderate to wet soils.