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Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa L.

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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Apocynaceae. They are native to Canada and The Contiguous United States. They have orange flowers. Flowers are visited by Two-spotted Bumblebee, Satyrium titus, Monarch, and Banded Hairstreak. Individuals can grow to 2 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of butterfly milkweed. View this species on GBIF