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An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter

2012 was an extraordinary year for butterfly weed (_Asclepias tuberosa_), a milkweed that thrives in dry to mesic sites with full sun.  A few of the bright orange flowers  (1st photo) develop into slender pods by early fall.

2012 was an extraordinary year for butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a milkweed that thrives in dry to mesic sites with full sun. A few of the bright orange flowers (1st photo) develop into slender pods by early fall.