Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

Asclepias tuberosa

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: butterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, orange milkweed, butterfly love, indian paintbrush, indian posy
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb

Asclepias tuberosa, or butterfly weed, is native to the eastern and southwestern United States, where it grows in open woods, and in prairies, fields and roadsides, usually in sandy soil. It is a milkweed, and the larvae of the Monarch butterfly will readily eat it.

In our yard, this grows in the Prairie Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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