Butterfly milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3000
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
maximum sunlight
Reproduction: 
Low
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:
Stevens 2006