Asclepias tuberosa

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Butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa in Farmington, CT 4.jpg
Scientific classification
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Asclepiadoideae
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A. tuberosa
Binomial name
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa (also known as the butterfly flower) is a species of milkweed plant. It belongs in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae. It is native to North America. It blooms from June to September. The flowers are orange, red-orange, or yellow. This species is found in prairies, meadows, and fields. It likes well-drained soil and sunny or partly shaded places. Butterfly Weed grows from 0.3 to 0.9 meters tall (1–3 feet).[1]

It has many other names, including the butterfly weed, the Canada root, the chigger flower (or chiggerflower), the fluxroot, the Indian paintbrush, the Indian posy, the orange milkweed, the orange swallow-wort, the Pleurisy Root, the silky swallow-wort, the tuber root, the yellow milkweed, the white-root, and the windroot.

Common names[change | change source]

Butterfly Weed has many common names. Here is a list of them:

References[change | change source]

  1. William Cullina (2000). Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America. The New England Wildflower Society. ISBN 0-395-96609-4

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