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Pleurisy Root, Official (Asclepias tuberosa), “Butterfly Weed” Potted Plant, Organic

$7.50

Family:  Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

(Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Flower) Herbaceous perennial native to the American prairies and hardy to -20 degrees F.  Strikingly beautiful herb, with tresses of deep yellow and orange flowers, sometimes nearly red.  Magnetizes monarchs and feeds nectar to the bees.  The root (as suggested by the species name) delves deep and is very tough.  The root has a peculiar terebinthe odor.  Traditional usage (American Indian and TWM): inflammation of the serous membrane.  Low dose botanical.  Plant prefers full sun and regular watering.  Will survive in low-fertility areas and will cohabit happily with grasses.   Large plants are best spaced at least 2 feet apart.  Flowers to 3 feet tall.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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