butterfly weed


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butterfly weed

n.
A North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) having showy clusters of usually bright orange flowers and a root that was formerly used in medicine. Also called pleurisy root.

butterfly weed

n
(Plants) a North American asclepiadaceous plant, Asclepias tuberosa (or A. decumbens), having flat-topped clusters of bright orange flowers. Also called: orange milkweed or pleurisy root
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Noun1.butterfly weed - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowersbutterfly weed - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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We used linear models to explore between-group differences in the abundances of four species of conservation interest: wild lupine (Lupinus perennis), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), and St.
And while you're at it, add to your personal garden a showy species of milkweed butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) and common milkweed (A.
Some of the most popular nectar plants used in butterfly gardens include butterfly bush and butterfly weed.
These buffers include mixtures of fine-fescues, native warm-season grasses, loblolly pines, American beautyberry and butterfly weed.
After the last frost, put down plants the pretty critters love (marigolds, asters and butterfly weed are a good start, but consult books specific to your area for more ideas).
I wandered the edge of the road, picking butterfly weed to weave into a scarlet crown.
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is commonly found growing wild and requires a natural, moist setting.
I took classes at the New England Wild Flower Society's native plant center, and grew beautiful native flowering plants such as butterfly weed, liatris, coneflower, boltonia, rose mallow, virginia rose, rudbeckia, New England aster, perennial sunflowers (helianthus) and native grasses, such as switch grass.
They shot up about 2 feet taller than the controls, while wiregrass, rattlebox, and butterfly weed decreased in biomass, and sand post oak experienced no change.
More perennials include: ageratum, chives, butterfly weed, daylily, gayfeather, goldenrod, hibiscus, lantana, lobelia, passion flower, phlox, sage, sedum and yarrow.
Plant things like: Buddlea (the butterfly plant), Teasel, Coneflowers, Flowering Tobacco, Impatiens, Marigolds, Allysum, Snapdragon, Daisy, Cosmos, Asters, Bee Balm, Butterfly Weed, Chrysanthemum, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Yarrow.
If you have more space, tuck in some ornamental oregano, or butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) with yellow or orange flowers to attract butterflies.