Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa
States grown: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV
Butterfly weed is one of the most attractive flowers if not the most attractive. Its attractive to bees and butterflies. It's the only milkweed species that does not have white sap that is expected in a milkweed.
Asclepias tuberosa appears in the September 1932 "Medicinal plant map of the United States of America" published by National Wholesale Druggists' Association. Zoom into Oklahoma for details.
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Four (4) Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Live Plants
MilkweedOne's Etsy store is offering four (4) Butterfly Weed plants, Asclepias tuberosa in 1.5 pint containers (3.5" X 3.5" X 5" deep). Our plants are grown from seed for this growing season. Butterfly Weed is an easily grown milkweed preferring medium to dry soil in full or part sun. Brilliant orange flowers are attractive to pollinators and the leaves are an important food source for Monarch butterflies. This plant is native to much of the United States including from Canada to Florida and west to Arizona; USDA hardiness zones 3-7.
View Butterfly milkweed observations on iNaturalist
View Butterfly milkweed plant information at Wildflower.org
View Butterfly milkweed plant information at Plants.USDA.gov