Butterfly milkweed


Photo credit: Joshua Mayer

 

Butterfly Milkweed

(Asclepias tuberosa)

 

Height:

    • 2 to 3 feet

Bloom:

    • June to August

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun

Soil moisture:

    • Dry to medium

Used by:

    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Hummingbirds (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

    • Monarch caterpillars often use this milkweed more in the fall than the spring or summer.

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Native range in North America:

 

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