Eastern Whorled Milkweed and Horsetail Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata), a member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family), is a herbaceous perennial that has white and green flowers, blooms in the spring to summer, and grows to 1 to 2.5 feet tall. This plant is toxic to livestock.
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Many other insects, especially bees use this plant as a nectar source.
Whorled milkweed is found in open areas and barrens with either full sun or part shade. It is native to the mid-west and eastern North America.
The species name means “whorled” in Latin (Missouri Botanical Garden).