Connecticut Plants
Butterfly Weed (Pleurisy Root)
Asclepias tuberosa L.
  • Family: dogbane (Apocynaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: orange
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Asclepias tuberosa L.

Photographed in Burlington County, New Jersey in late June.

Asclepias tuberosa L.
Asclepias tuberosa L.