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flower Genus and Species: Asclepias tuberosa
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root
Habit: hardy, long-lived perennial
Height: 12-36 inches
Flower Color: orange
Native To: North America
Range: all regions of the United States
Blooming Period: June-September
Water Requirement: low
Soil Type: requires well-drained soil, sandy, neutral or slightly acidic
Exposure: full sun
Seed Count: 87,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: produces large quantities of nectar throughout blooming period which attracts butterflies; takes up to two years to become established
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