Asclepias tuberosa


Common Names: Butterfly weed, Canada root, chieger flower, chiggerflower, fluxroot, Indian paintbrush, Indian posy, orange milkweed, orange root, orange Swallow-wort, pleurisy root, silky swallow-wort, tuber root, yellow milkweed, white-root, windroot, butterfly love, butterflyweed, butterfly milkweed
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Milkweed family

A species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3 to 1 m tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5 to 12 cm long, and 2 to 3 cm broad.

Found in meadows, roadsides, and flower/butterfly gardens. Blooms from early summer to early autumn

Primary Flower Color: Red/Orange
Secondary Flower Color: Red/Orange
 
Edible Notes: Not edible.
Warnings: Use of the plant is contraindicated in pregnancy, during lactation or with infants due to the small amount of cardiac glycosides.
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