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
One gram of butterfly weed seeds. Packet contains between 175 and 225 seeds (200 on average). Seeds are harvested from plants grown in Colorado. Germination rate is 93% 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