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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Description:

Located in the Goodell Gardens Pollinator Garden.

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Blood Flower
Asclepias curassavica Asclepias curassavica


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3 Comments

amberwellingtontill
amberwellingtontill 11 years ago

It is a type of milkweed. At the garden where I work, we collect the monarch caterpillars and keep them in an aquarium until they go through the metamorphosis, then we tag the butterflies and release them. They do like this plant, but they seem to prefer common milkweed.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Beautiful Flowers!

"This is my favorite flower. I call it "Dancing doll" with love!"
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"Monarch butterfly gives eggs on the leaf of this plant."
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"As I think, it is Milk weed plant. Is'nt it?"

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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