Florida Milkweeds

There are over 20 milkweeds plants native to Florida. The most commonly seen in my area, are Sandhill, Fewflower, Velvet-leaf, Whorled, and Butterfly. There is also the Clasping Milkweed, but I have yet been able to photograph it when it’s in bloom.

For those that have tried to photograph a Zebra Swallowtail know these butterflies don’t stay in one place for very long. So this was extremely pleasing to be able to video this one enjoying the nectar from this Butterfly milkweed.

Here are some links to help you get to know more about milkweeds;

Grow Wildflowers


A few photos of my favorite milkweed

Fewflower milkweed

Fewflower Milkweed

Sand Hill Milkweed

Sandhill Milkweed

Velvet Milkweed

Velvet-leaf Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed


3 replies

  1. I so wish I could buy the sandhill milkweed seeds to try and grow in my yard and/or the whorled milkweed. I live in Polk County, atop a sand hill ridge that is somewhat developed. I am going to check out some property that we owned at one time but ask for permission to walk to check. I have seen it growing but it has been a long time and I didn’t know what I was seeing…..{sad}

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