Asclepias tuberosa


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Related to Asclepias tuberosa: Asclepias verticillata, Asclepias curassavica
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erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers

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Diversity and temporal change in the effective pollinators of Asclepias tuberosa. Ecology, 77:1061-1073.
The large round tufts of flowers on these native plants are light pink with accents of darker pinkish purple tints, If pink is not your thing, or if your soil is drier, you might try the orange vibrant Butterfly-weed (Asclepias tuberosa), which is also lower growing--about two feet tall.
Asclepias tuberosa was not recorded in 2000, but two plants flowered in the study plots and several were noted outside the study plots during 2001.
Butterfly Weed ("Pleurisy Root") (Asclepias tuberosa)
The active ingredients of the compound were 2% black haw bark (viburnum prunifolium), 2% licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra), 2% motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), 2% passion flower (passiflora incarnata), 2% pleurisy root (asclepias tuberosa), and 5% alcohol.
One plant each of Hedyotis nigricans (narrowleaf bluet), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed), and Prenanthes aspera (white lettuce) were located.
Dominant herbaceous plants include grasses (e.g., Andropogon gerardi, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium, Poa pratensis, Stipa spartea, and Panicum praecocius), forbs (e.g., Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Ambrosia coronopirolia, Lithospermum carolinense, Comandra richardsoniana, and Artemisia ludoviciana), and legumes (Lathyrus venosus, Amorpha canescens, and Lespedeza capitata).
For instance, species with flowers lasting several days or more, such as Asclepias tuberosa and the orchid Platanthera blephariglottis, are reported to have low to intermediate rates of pollinator visitation (Wyatt 1981; Cole and Firmage 1984), whereas tropical species pollinated by trap-lining (and presumably more reliable) euglossine bees, have shorter-lived flowers (Janzen 1971).
Amaryllis Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed Jatropha integerrima Peregrina Ruella simplex Mexican petunia Lantana camara Lantana Barleria cristata Philippine violet Trachelospermum jasminoides Confederate jasmine Tradescantia pallida Purple queen Canna sp.
In addition, Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed) and Potentilla arguta (tall cinquefoil) were excluded from all analysis of treatment effects because of very low emergence rates (zero and one seed emerged respectively).
The first plants to inhabit the study site after disturbance presumably belonged to native species such as Eleocharis rostellata and Asclepias tuberosa, and to escaped species grown elsewhere in cultivation, for example, Juniperus horizontalis.