“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Sweetly scented clusters of rose-pink flowers bloom in summer. Butterflies find the faint vanilla fragrance irresistible, and monarch larvae feed on the foliage. Grows naturally in swamps and wet meadows but also grows well in the garden.
Part of our Monarch Cafe plant tag series.
Wetland, Stream Edge
Pink / Rose
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Butterfly / Moth Host
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads