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Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Milkweed'

Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Milkweed'

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Asclepias tuberosa, also known as Butterfly weed, is a perennial wildflower that is native to North America. It's a member of the milkweed family and is known for its bright orange, butterfly-attracting flowers. The plant has a deep taproot and thick, smooth, branching stems that can reach up to 2-3 feet tall. The leaves are lance-shaped and are arranged alternately along the stem. They are typically 2-4 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.

The plant produces clusters of bright orange, butterfly-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer to early fall. The flowers are arranged in umbels and are about 1 inch across. The flowers are followed by long, narrow seed pods that are filled with small, round, fluffy seeds.

Butterfly weed is a tough and easy-to-grow plant that is tolerant of heat and drought. It prefers well-drained soils and full sun, but it can tolerate some shade. It's a great choice for butterfly gardens, meadows, and naturalized areas, and it's also used as a nectar source for adult butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.


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