Tuesday, July 26, 2016

milkweed II

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

This plant is the larval host for monarch and queen butterflies.  It's also an important food source for native bees, honey bees, and bumble bees.  I'm proud to say I grew this plant from seed.  It has spread in my yard just a little bit.

my last POST on milkweed (with more information and links)
Information and Growing Guide (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
Monarch butterfly  Monarch Watch.org
Queen butterfly Butterflies and Moths of North America

photo by me © 2013  all rights reserved


  1. what a beautiful flower with such importance!

  2. This one is even nicer than your Milkweed l post! So bright and colorful :)

  3. Very pretty! It's come a long way from a seed!

  4. I have never seen this flower before. Such a vibrant orange color! Beautiful Photo.


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