Western Sand Milkweed Plants (Asclepias arenaria)


Plant Name: Western Sand Milkweed – (Asclepias arenaria), Sand Milkweed  *Note: not the same plant as Asclepias amplexicaulis, which is native in the eastern US and is also sometimes called “Sand Milkweed.”

Quick Info: Southwestern US native herbaceous perennial,  hardy but rare,  Monarch host plant, Nectar plant. NOTE: First year Western Sand plants are VERY thin-leaved!  This is surprising but normal. They take a year or two to mature.

Native in: co, ks, ne, nm, ok, sd, tx, wy,

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