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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Description:

Milkweed

Notes:

Lower portion of right of way

1 Species ID Suggestions

dferris
dferris 6 years ago
Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias tuberosa


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3 Comments

jamesostmeyer
jamesostmeyer 6 years ago

They lay multiple generations throughout the summer then migrate south in September. Look for black, white, and yellow striped caterpillars on the milkweed. I believe you can get a glimpse of the migration up high in the mountains.

jenne.stiller
jenne.stiller 6 years ago

Great! When do you see a lot of butterflies around them in NC?

jamesostmeyer
jamesostmeyer 6 years ago

Nice spot. Butterfly weed is a type of milkweed. This is where monarch butterflies lay eggs.

jenne.stiller
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jenne.stiller

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2015
Submitted on Jun 5, 2015

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