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

$7.50$19.95

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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  1. Question

    Sheila

    I just got the ‘hello yellow’ variety, still called Asclepias Tuberosa from a local organic grower. Is it still medicinal or any differences in root potency compared with the orange variery?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Basically when you alter the genetics to create one thing (color) you detract from another thing (medicine). Use the standard forms for medicine, it is safer and more effective that way.

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