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Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly Weed

Type: Forb
Light Exposure: Full Sun To Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 2 feet
Bloom Color: Orange
Blooms From June to August

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One of the best natives for dry, sunny areas, butterfly milkweed is a host plant for the larva of the monarch butterfly and provides nectar and pollen for butterflies, bees, and other pollinating insects. Bright orange flowers sit on top of a compact plant of 2′ by 2′ at maturity.