PERENNIAL: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

PERENNIAL: Asclepias tuberosa

PERENNIAL: Asclepias tuberosa
Photo © Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Butterfly Weed is one of the showiest native* wildflowers. Summer waves of orange blossoms brighten open fields, woods, and waysides. Later, spindle-shaped seed pods pierce the air in shades of green, yellow, brown. When pods split open, the seeds’ silky threads glisten in the sun. The Virginia Native Plant Society selected Butterfly Weed as Wildflower of the Year in 1992.

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