Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root

Family: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 1-2 1/2' (30-75 cm)

Flower Color: Bright orange

Flower Size: 3/8" (9 mm)

Bloom Season: June-September

Fruit: Spindle-shpaed, narrow, hairy, erect pods

Conditions: Dry open soil, roadsides and fields

Sunlight: Sun or part shade

Moisture: Moderately (seasonally) dry

Juice is watery, not milky.

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