Orange Butterfly Weed

orange butterfly weed
  • Common Name: Butterfly weed, pleurisy root, orange milkweed
  • Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Family: Asclepiadaceae
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Sun: Full
  • Soil Type: Dry, well-drained
  • Hardiness: Zones: 3-9 (USDA)
  • Native: North America – eastern and southeastern U.S.
  • Seed: No cold stratification necessary direct sow any time.

Host plant to:
Monarch
Queen
Milkweed Tussock Moth

Monarch

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monarch female
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Caterpillar (Larva)
monarch chrysalis
Chrysalis (Pupa)

Queen

queen male
Male
queen female
Female
queen egg
Egg
queen caterpillar
Caterpillar (Larva)
queen chrysalis
Chrysalis (Pupa)

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