Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) (a member of the milkweed family) is a host to Monarch butterfly larvae. We love that it lures many beautiful butterflies to our gardens.
Well drained sandy soil.
Linear to oblong to lanceolate. Bottom of leaf is a lighter green than the top. 2 to 4 inches long and 3/8 to 3/4 inches wide.
Small yellow-white individual flowers in loose drooping clusters. Fragrant, attractant to bees and insects. Small round cream colored nutlet to follow.
Photos Hester Burch