Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa

Family: Dogbane (Apocynaceae)
AKA: Orange Milkweed
Photo taken on: June 25, 2010
Location: Bandelier Nat Mon, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry open areas, canyons

Grows to 1 ½ft with a stout stem and lance-shaped leaves. Bright orange flowers are in a flat-topped cluster at the top of the stem.

Red & Orange Flowers