Clasping Milkweed – Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping Milkweed is so named because the leaves clasp the stem of the plant without a leaf petiole – leaf stem.

It is said that Clasping Milkweed, Asclepias amplexicaulis, does not attract Monarch butterflies for egg laying. Caterpillars will eat the plant when it is fed to them in a rearing habitat/container.

Clasping Milkweed is a US native, found in sandy dry soil.

Zones: 3-9

Height: 3′

Drought tolerant

Full sun to partial shade

Propagation: Seed