Butterfly-looking flower - Knowledgebase Question

Pensacola, Fl
Question by Sduncanbeach
August 5, 2009
What is the name of this flower & can it survive in Florida?

Answer from NGA
August 5, 2009


Butterfly Flower (Asclepias Tuberosa) is a perennial flower that attracts butterflies. It is also commonly called the butterfly weed, milkweed, and butterfly milkweed. Unlike other milkweeds, the sap is not milky. It is native to U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains. Although, today, it's grown in every state. You can grow Asclepias in your Florida garden but it may act more like an annual than a perennial. Enjoy!

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