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Botanical Names Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name Butterfly Milkweed
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Distribution Mixed grassland; Moist Mixed Grasslands; Aspen Parkland; Along Roadsides
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Cultivation Flowering: May - September. Readily hybridizing, milkweeds arise from creeping rhizomes and are moderately fast growing. Typically, two to six feet in height. Leaves: Ovate to oblong, mostly opposite, rarely alternate (forming pairs or whorls). Flowers: The blooms (0.5'' wide) open in crowded, many flowered, rounded, axillary and terminal umbels. 5 petals
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History Asclepias = Greek God of Healing (Aesclepius) The fluffy fibre from the pods has been used as quilt batting and stuffing for jackets and life preservers.
Harvest It produces 70,000 seeds per pound. Typically, the honey is light coloured with a mild flavour.
Url https://www.beeculture.com/milkweeds-honey-plants/
Comments This perennial forb prefers a coarse-to-medium textured soil with dry-to-moist conditions. Generally, considered beneficial to bees; however, it is conceivably possible for bees and other small pollinators to become trapped in a blossom. Also, the sticky pollen masses might cling to a bee's head or legs (affecting her mobility or appearance).
Reference Burdock Root,,PlantFBeeKInCanada,1,2
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