Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Common Names: Butterfly Milkweed
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.
Bloom Period: May to September
Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
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