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.

Season BloomSummer, fall
HabitatDry, sun, dunes, meadows, roadsides
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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