Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Butterfly Weed

Latin Name: Asclepias tubersora

Flower Description:

Orange flower clusters are at the top of the stem. Each flower has 5 petals, and the lower part of the flower turns backward which is typical of milkweeds.

FamilyMilkweed
Season BloomSummer, fall
HabitatDry, sun, dunes, meadows, roadsides
CyclePerennial
Height1-2'
Leaf DescriptionThere are many leaves that alternate on the stem. Each is narrow, lance-like and 2-4" long. They do not bleed a milky white sap when broken.
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