Butterfly weed - Asclepias tuberosa
Features: This is the only milkweed native to Illinois that has orange flowers. It is a well-behaved, eye-catching garden plant and a popular nectar source for many butterflies, bees, wasps and hummingbirds. It is also a food source for caterpillars.
Light: Full to partial sun
Soil: Dry to medium
Height: 1-2 feet
Blooms: July to September
Photo 2: Stephanie Walquist, West Cook Wild Ones
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