Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly milkweed

Asclepias  tuberosa, Butterfly milkweed
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  • Item #: PP9
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Erosion Control:
  • FACU - Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
  • Flood Tolerant:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Small Mammals:
  • UPL- Almost never occur in wetlands:
  • Wildflower:
  • Full Sun:
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Botanic Name (s):   Asclepias tuberosa                                                                                                                                

Common Name(s): Butterfly milkweed    

Mature height :2-3'

Mature spread:3-4ft

Flower Color:oRANGE

Bloom Time:May-July


Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun    

Soil moisture:   Average    Moist  

Soil Ph:5-8

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay                                                                     

Native Habitat:    Roadsides along ditches, streambanks, meadows, prairies               

Notes:       Major food and larva source for monarch butteflies,   can tolerate drought, interesting seed pod                           

Fragrant     Erosion Control     Flood Tolerant        Drought tolerant              Deer Resistant    

High Wildlife Value:                Beneficial Insects          Butterflies               Hummingbirds       


Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions   

Native Perennial/Wildflower

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