? milkweed

Glen4sure(7a)June 22, 2014

I found this growing on the side of a country road. The color is orange and I think the plant has a tap root.

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Yes its a milkweed. Aesclepias currassavica or A tuberosa. I get them confused . My money is on the tuberose because of hardiness and your area.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:32PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Yes that's Asclepias tuberosa, common names butterfly weed, orange milkweed.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 3:55AM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

And don't try to transplant it. It's nearly impossible.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 6:01AM
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ellenr22 - NJ - Zone 6b/7a

I just succeeded in transplanting one. It was not as developed as the one pictured. I accidentally cut off part of the root, so was surprised that it made it. I watered it deeply every day, until it was clear it was going to survive, and protected it from the sun for the first couple of days.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 7:06AM
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ryseryse_2004

It does grow very easily from seed. I Winter Sow them each January.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 9:13AM
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Glen4sure(7a)

Can I place it in a pot until I transplant it in the fall?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 11:20AM
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