Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed is one of the common names for Asclepias tuberosa.

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Sleepy Orange and Gulf Fritillary butterflies

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Sleepy Orange and
Gulf Fritillary butterflies

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant Orange flower blooms

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant
Orange flower blooms

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant Gulf Fritillary drinking nectar

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant
Gulf Fritillary drinking nectar

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant Seed pods

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant
Seed pods

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Monarch host plant US native state map

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Monarch host plant
US native state map

This milkweed grows thin hairy leaves. Although rough to the touch, Monarch butterflies host on this milkweed.

Height: to 36″

Zones 4a – 10

Bloom color: orange and yellow

Full sun

Propagation: seed, division

Drought tolerant

US native

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