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[mass noun] A North American milkweed with bright orange flowers which are attractive to butterflies.
- ‘In North America, monarch butterflies lay their eggs on and drink the nectar of numerous milkweed species, including the bright orange Asclepias tuberosa, known to gardeners as butterfly weed.’
- ‘Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.’
- ‘Seeds of most hardy perennials - including bleeding heart, butterfly weed, columbine, delphinium, liatris, and penstemon - require a period of chilling to germinate.’
- ‘Then they added more grasses and some butterfly weed, asters, and anemones, often in repetition and sweeps.’
- ‘Milkweed or butterfly weed (Asclepias spp.), which produces flattened clusters of star-shaped blooms for months, is a nectar plant for several butterflies and a larval food plant for monarch butterflies.’
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