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BUTTERFLY WEED - Asclepias tuberosa (Seeds per Packet: 50+) Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Also commonly called pleurisy root in reference to a prior medicinal use of the plant roots to treat lung inflammations. Brilliant orange flowers. Blooms May - September Sun/Partial Shade
Zones: 3 through 9
Height: Up to 1-2 ft.
Flower Color: Orange
Plant Type: Native Perennial
Light Requirement: Sun - Partial Shade
Bloom Time: Summer
Seeds per Packet: 50+/-
Seed per Ounce: 70,000
Is this wildflower invasive: No
Is this wildflower endangered: No
Is this wildflower edible: No
Is this wildflower medicinal: No