- Native Vegetation Enhancement
- Wild Ones Handbook
- Homeowners' Resources
- Landscaping Naturally (video)
Remember, we will not post any information intended to directly benefit for-profit enterprises
Green Landscaping: Greenacres
Native Plants of the Great Lakes
North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book
Ascelpias Tuberosa / Family:
Butterfly Weed, Swink/Wilhelm #7
|Click to view larger photo|
FLOWERING: Mid-June to September.
SEED TIMING: Late September to Mid-October.
HABITAT: Mostly dry to mesic prairies.
DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Herbaceous perennial. 1 to 2 feet tall, hairy. Leaves alternate and lanceolate or linear with slightly clasping bases. Flowers bright orange or yellow, in peduncles.
TO PICK: Seeds with downy parachutes form in erect pods, typically a few pods per plant. Look for ripened pods. Ripeness indicated when pod loses much of its original green color and/or begins to split open naturally. The seeds also indicate ripeness if they have become tan or brown.