Tag Archives: Butterfly Weed

PERENNIAL: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly-weed)

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. Continue reading

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Milkweed Pods, Bugs and Monarchs

Watch this video–listen carefully for a munching sound–and see what you are missing if you don’t grow milkweed. Continue reading

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