Beautifully intricate dusky-rose flowers in crown-like umbels. This is the larval host plant for monarch butterflies.
- Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Found in open areas, abandoned farmland, roadsides, near streams.
- Mature Height:
- Shade Preference:
- Soil Tolerance:
- Well drained moist to dry soils; Tolerates seasonal flooding; Narrow-leaved milkweed tolerates drier conditions than showy milkweed in general
- Special Uses:
- Attracts bees and butterflies, particularly monarchs. Sap poisonous if consumed. Deer resistant