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Asclepias tuberosa,
Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root

Scientific name:  Asclepias tuberosa
Common name:  Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root
Family:  Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family
Flowering:  May-September

Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root


Derivation of the botanical name:
Asclepias, Greek ἀσκληπιάς = Asclēpias, chosen by Linnaeus for the genus name Asclepias, Greek God of medicine.
tuberosa, tuber, a lump, tumor, hump; producing tubers or swollen into a tuber, tuberous.

Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root


Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed, Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root


 
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