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.
Print Version: Asclepias tuberosa, (Common) Butterfly-weed
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets