butterfly weed


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butterfly weed

n.
A North American milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) having showy clusters of usually bright orange flowers and a root that was formerly used in medicine. Also called pleurisy root.

pleurisy root

An herbal root which contains glycosides—e.g., asclepiadin, resins, volatile oil; it is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, tonic, carminative and mildly cathartic, and has been used by herbalists for respiratory tract infections.
 
Toxicity
Fresh roots may cause vomiting and toxicity at high doses.
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2000; USFWS, 2003), especially lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), butterfly weed, and horsemint (Monarda punctata).
Good Nectar Flowers: Butterfly Weed (Asdepias tuberosa), Bloodflower (Asdepias curassavica), Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.
Some plants, like butterfly weed, daffodils, or members of the onion family (allium) have unpleasant tasting sap.
The butterfly weed is a tall perennial wildflower with delicate blooms that are reddish-orange with touches of yellow.
Perennials--bee balm, butterfly weed, coral bells, hollyhock, lobelia, hosta, penstemon, foxglove and daylily.
Wants: watercress or wintercress, double hollyhocks (no white), long bearded wheat, mini black-eyed susan bush, butterfly weed (orange or purple), unusual morning glories.
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) may be a rangy-looking plant, but because it's so cherished by monarch butterflies, this perennial is especially rewarding to grow.
Good host plants include parsley dill, butterfly weed, fennel, milkweed, aster and anise.
Seeds of most hardy perennials, including butterfly weed, columbine, liatris, and penstemon, require a period of chilling to germinate.
He's had good luck with this method with roses, butterfly weed, and artichokes.
This 10- by 75-foot prairielike section combines blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) with perennials, including blanket flower (Gaillardia grandiflora), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Penstemon barbatus, and Thelesperma filifolium.
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the most restrainable and garden-worthy of the many milkweeds.