Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Organically grown, well-rooted Swamp Milkweed plants. A perennial herb growing to 1.2m (4ft) preferring a moist soil and sunny position. Does well next to water. Flowers July-August and is renowned for attracting wildlife – particularly butterflies. Fragrant flowers suitable to be used as cut flowers. An edible plant (although may be toxic if used in large quantities) – its unopened flower buds and young seed pods (3-4cm long) can be eaten cooked and are reported to have a pea-like flavour. Young shoots can be cooked as an asparagus substitute. Long history of medicinal usage, namely for asthma, rheumatism, worms and as a heart tonic. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


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