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Wildflowers

Butterfly Milkweed

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Common Names: Butterfly Milkweed

Description

Butterfly Weed blooms in spring and summer in East and Central Texas. Although the leaves are poisnous to livestock, the nectar is a staple of monarchs and other butterflies.

Bloom Color(s): yellow, orange

Plant Height: to 2 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: May to September

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: Lake Whitney State Park , High Meadow Ranch Golf Course

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