Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Linnaeus subsp. tuberosaSynonyms: Butterfly Milkweed,  Butterflyweed.

Status:

Butterfly Weed grows throughout the eastern and southern United States in dry woodlands, open fields, and along roadsides. It is found throughout Maryland in these habitats (J. Hill/MNPS).

Relationships:

Larval host for Gray Hairstreak, Monarch, and Queen.

There are 117 records in the project database.

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Butterfly Weed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed flowering in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/29/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/17/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in flower in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland. Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (6/19/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/28/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/31/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in seed in Allegany Co., Maryland (8/26/2017). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed with seed pod in Washington Co., Maryland (9/15/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/30/2015). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed blooming in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/10/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Leaves of Butterfly Weed growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/10/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Butterfly Weed in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)


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