Flowering Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milweed is a plant native to the USA. This bushy, perennial flowering plant is prized for the large, flat-topped clusters of bright-orange flowers that it produces. The colorful flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Because the root of the plant was chewed by Native Amerians as a cure for pleurisy and other pulmonary ailments, Butterfly Weed was given its other common name, Pleurisy Root. It is a favorite garden perennial due to it's rich colors and long bloom time and can be grown from seed or purchased as plants.