Long-flowering milkweed that grows in wet areas and tolerates shade. Vivid white flowers are sometimes pink-tinged, borne on umbels, and last from early to late summer. Flowers are followed by drooping seed pods that lack the silky hairs of some milkweeds. Long-lasting, lance-shaped leaves are food for larvae of the monarch butterfly; also, a nectar plant for pollinators.
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