Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa
States grown: AL, AR, AZ, CA, 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 seed packet, Asclepias tuberosa (hand collected)
50 butterfly weed seeds. Packet contains 50 to 75 seeds. Seeds are harvested from plants grown in Nevada. Germination rate isuntested for 2018. In 2017 the germination rate was 100% These are seeds that grow.Botanical name: Asclepias tuberosa. Start the seeds in a week using water germination or sow in the fall for a more natural method called cold moist stratification. Either way the monarch butterfly will appreciate having this milkweed available. Shipping is included in the quoted price.
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.
View Butterfly milkweed observations on iNaturalist
View Butterfly milkweed plant information at Wildflower.org
View Butterfly milkweed plant information at Plants.USDA.gov