Look at those leaves – yes, it IS a milkweed!
Single stemmed and unbranched. Fine textured, dark green whorled foliage. Small, flat clusters of fragrant white flowers. Smooth, narrow seed pods split open to release silky-haired seeds. Best located in a sunny dry spot but will tolerate average to moist garden soil and part shade as well. Plants will spread by rhizomes but are not considered invasive. Special value to native bees, supports beneficial insects, and larval host plant for Monarch butterflies.
Height: 1-2.5 ft.
Spread: 1-2 ft.
Bloom time: June to September
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: dry to medium
photo credit: George F Mayfield