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Butterfly weed

BUTTERFLY WEED
Asclepias tuberosa Milk weed Family Ascelepiadaceae
June - August Common
Description: From 1 to 2.5 feet tall. Stem usally grows at an angle. Numerous hairy narrow leaves alternate on the stem, unlike the other milkweeds that have paired or whorled leaves. Sap is not milky like others. Flowers vary from yellow to red but are usually bright orange, making it one the colorful roadside plants. Poisonous if eaten.

Location:  Fields, Roadsides

Butterfly Weed Ascelepiadaceae
Butterfly Weed Ascelepiadaceae
Variation in color Butterfly Weed
 
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