Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flower for the Day Butterfly Weed 7-15-14

Butterfly weed (Asclepius tuberosa) is a common wild milkweed.I grew it well with seeds sent to me by my college classmate and Med school roommate, Charlie Singleton of Kansas City. Over many years I found it impossible to propagate by transplantation. It is in a class by itself with its many common names: Canada Root, Chigger flower,      
Flux Root, Indian Pony, Orange Milkweed, Orange Swallow-wort,Pleurisy Root, Silky Swallow-wort, Tuber root, Wind-Root, Butterfly Love,and Butterfly Milkweed.

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