Asclepias oenotheroides (Zizotes Milkweed)
Also known as Side-cluster Milkweed, Longhorn Milkweed, Primrose Milkweed, Lindheimer's Milkweed.
Zizotes Milkweed is a native perennial that blooms on and off spring through summer. It is a must-have in any pollinator garden that is sunny, open and dry.
Zizotes Milkweed is a host plant for Monarch butterflies. It also is a good nectar source. Prefers sandy or gravelly, dry soil. It requires little water once established and needs full sun.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Bloom time||Spring, summer|
|Mature height||1-1.5 ft|
|Mature spread||1-1.5 ft|
|Host plant||Monarch, Queen butterflies
|Notes||Bumble, honey and native bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|