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Plant Details

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

Scientific Name:

Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name:

Butterfly Weed

Plant Family

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Orange

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Notes:

It has a very deep root when established.

Blooms

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Blooms & Buds

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Plant

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Seeds & Pods

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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