Content tagged with "milkweed"

Sand Vine (Climbing Milkweed; Blue Vine; Honey Vine)

Photo of sand vine, leaves with flower cluster.
Cynanchum laeve
Beloved by bees, butterflies, and other insects for its nectar, sand vine is a problem weed that can be difficult to eradicate. Some people cultivate it as an ornamental, and beekeepers value it as an excellent honey plant. More

Sand Vine Climbing Milkweed; Blue Vine)

Photo of sand vine flower cluster.
Sand vine is a native milkweed vine that provides needed nectar for monarch butterflies as they migrate southward in late summer. Monarchs also lay their eggs on the plant, and their larvae feed on the foliage. More

Whorled Milkweed (Fourleaf Milkweed)

Photo of whorled milkweed plant with flower clusters
One of our earliest blooming milkweeds, whorled milkweed bears round clusters of pink or cream-colored flowers. As the common names suggest, at least some of the leaves are arranged in whorls of 4. More

Whorled Milkweed (Fourleaf Milkweed)

Photo of whorled milkweed plant with flower clusters
Asclepias quadrifolia
One of our earliest blooming milkweeds, whorled milkweed bears round clusters of pink or cream-colored flowers. As the common names suggest, at least some of the leaves are arranged in whorls of 4. More