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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Some milkweed plants to include in the garden are Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa; White Milkweed, Asclepias variegate; Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnate; Antelope Horns, Asclepias asperu la; and Purple Milkweed, Asclepias purpures-cens.
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.
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.