Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly Milkweed
  • Bloom/Foliage: Orange
  • Height: 12-30"
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  • Zone: 3
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  • Description:

    Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, is a tuberous rooted, Missouri native perennial which occurs in dry/rocky open woods, glades, prairies, fields and roadsides. It typically grows in a clump to 1-3' tall and features clusters (umbels) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers atop upright to reclining, hairy stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves.Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars).

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