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Asclepias quadrifolia

Fourleaf Milkweed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias quadrifolia

Genus:

Asclepias

Species Epithet:

quadrifolia

Common Name:

Fourleaf Milkweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Moist to dryish forests and forest margins, most common on mafic and calcareous substrates; common.” Weakley 2015

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Plant

image

Martha Baskin

Blooms

image

Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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