Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed - Butterfly Weed

This 1-2 ft. plant has large clusters of bright orange flowers. It is the only milkweed that does not have milky juice when the stems are broken.

Clicking on the first thumbnail shows close ups of the flower. For more on the flower structure see Asclepias syriaca (Milkweed - Common) in this gallery. The second shows the leaves and plant. Leaves are narrow/lance-shaped and the stems are hairy

  • <i>Asclepias tuberosa</i> ( Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed )
    Asclepias tuberosa ( Butterfly Milkweed ) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey). These were found in the meadows under the power lines in Bridgewater Township Aug 3, 2008.
  • <i>Asclepias tuberosa</i> ( Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed )
    Asclepias tuberosa ( Butterfly Milkweed ) Photo H. & M. Ling (Native Plant Society of New Jersey). These were found in the meadows under the power lines in Bridgewater Township Aug 3, 2008.
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