All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>White Milkweed</strong>
<em>Asclepias variegata</em> / Milkweed Family
Height: 8" - 40"<br>
This plant looks similar to the Four-leaf Milkweed except the leaves are opposite instead of whorled and the flowers are more compact on shorter stem...
White Milkweed
Asclepias variegata / Milkweed Family
Height: 8" - 40"

This plant looks similar to the Four-leaf Milkweed except the leaves are opposite instead of whorled and the flowers are more compact on shorter stems. Tennessee has 13 species of milkweed. They come in a variety of colors, including pink, orange, white, green, and maroon. Watch for yellow, black and white-striped Monarch caterpillars on milkweeds, the butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed leaves which contain a poison. (See the Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars Gallery)
Perennial
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways

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