Horsetail Milkweed

Asclepias subverticillata

A plant forming feathery clumps or patches and bearing white, star-like flowers in round umbels and 3-5 very narrow leaves in whorls at nodes; sap milky.

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Herb
Longevity 5 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
2 X 3
Description Long and narrow
Flower Color White
Fruit A dry capsule that stays on the stalk.
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Sun Full
Freeze Tolerance Poor
Ethnobotany/Medical Used to help stimulate breast milk; seed silk used; the first buds eaten; the pods were eaten, used for clothing, and made into prayer sticks. Often considered to be highly poisonous.
Water Needs Low, Moderate