Native Plant Encyclopedia



  ButterflyweedAsclepias tuberosa var. interior  


  Recommended Planting Range




  (previously: Asclepias tuberosa)

Description


Butterfly weed is a plant of eastern prairies and is a popular ornamental. It grows on well-drained upland soils, especially on a deep loam or sandy loam where it can develop a taproot. It produces flat-topped clusters of orange flowers. It is very attractive to butterflies.

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