Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Apocynaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Canada and The Contiguous United States. They have simple, broad leaves and orange flowers. Flowers are visited by Dielis plumipes, Cassius Blue, Satyrium titus, and Banded Hairstreak. Individuals can grow to 2 feet.
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