Saturday, June 7, 2008

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a great native here in the southeastern U.S. It's not a great host plant for monarch butterflies (as a milkweed), but it's a tremendous nectar and pollen plant for LOTS of flower visitors. Mine have been alive with visitors, from honeybees to bumblebees to syrphid flies to butterflies.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful wildflower. I wish it would grow better here

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