Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Grows in a clump to 1-3' tall with bright orange flowers atop upright hairy stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Unlike many of the other milkweeds, this species does not have milky-sapped stems. Food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Drought tolerant perennial.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 2 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - Orange
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.