BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

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BUTTERFLY MILKWEED suitable for counties:
ARKANSAS: Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Dallas, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Yell
ARIZONA: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Santa Cruz, Yavapai
CALIFORNIA: All counties
COLORADO: Archuleta, El Paso, Las Animas, Mesa, Montrose, Yuma
CONNECTICUT: All counties
IOWA: Adair, Cass, Cherokee, Crawford, Dickinson, Fremont, Guthrie, Lyon, Madison, Montgomery, O'Brien, Page, Plymouth, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union
ILLINOIS: Adams, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Gallatin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago
INDIANA: Bartholomew, Cass, Clay, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Greene, Harrison, Huntington, Knox, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lake, Martin, Miami, Newton, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Steuben, Tipton, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, White
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Ford, Franklin, Greenwood, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kingman, Labette, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Smith, Stafford, Sumner, Trego, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte
KENTUCKY: Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bracken, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Laurel, Lawrence, Lewis, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McCracken, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Taylor, Todd, Warren, Webster, Whitley, Woodford
LOUISIANA: Allen, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Cameron, Claiborne, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Tammany, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Feliciana, Winn
MICHIGAN: Alcona, Allegan, Alpena, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Cheboygan, Clinton, Crawford, Dickinson, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Oscoda, Presque Isle, Saginaw, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford
MINNESOTA: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Nicollet, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pine, Polk, Ramsey, Redwood, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, Winona, Wright
MISSOURI: Adair, Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright
MISSISSIPPI: Adams, Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Grenada, Hancock, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Noxubee, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Warren, Webster, Winston
NEBRASKA: Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Franklin, Gage, Garfield, Jefferson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Washington, Webster
NEW MEXICO: Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Los Alamos, San Juan, Union
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Chemung, Columbia, Erie, Herkimer, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Yates
OHIO: All counties
OKLAHOMA: Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cimarron, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tillman, Tulsa, Washita, Woods, Woodward
PENNSYLVANIA: All counties
SOUTH DAKOTA: Brookings, Clay, Fall River, Lincoln, Union
TENNESSEE: All counties
TEXAS: Anderson, Angelina, Armstrong, Austin, Bastrop, Bowie, Brazos, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Comanche, Culberson, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Donley, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hall, Harris, Hemphill, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Hutchinson, Jeff Davis, Kaufman, Kerr, La Salle, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Mason, Matagorda, Milam, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Panola, Parker, Polk, Roberts, Robertson, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, Washington, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wilson, Wood
UTAH: Garfield, Grand, Kane, San Juan, Washington
WISCONSIN: Adams, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washburn, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood
WEST VIRGINIA: All counties
Active Growth Period : - - Flower Color : - -
Foliage Color : - - Growth Form : - -
Growth Rate : - - Height, Mature (feet) : - -
Drought Tolerance : - - Frost Free Days, Minimum : - -
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : - - Palatable Human : - -
Bloom Period : - -
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : - - Commercial Availability : - -
Fruit/Seed Abundance : - - Fruit/Seed Period Begin : - -
Fruit/Seed Period End : - - Fruit/Seed Persistence : - -
Propogated by Bare Root : - - Propogated by Bulbs : - -
Propogated by Container : - - Propogated by Corms : - -
Propogated by Cuttings : - - Propogated by Seed : - -
Propogated by Sod : - - Propogated by Sprigs : - -
Propogated by Tubers : - - Seeds per Pound : - -
Seed Spread Rate : - - Seedling Vigor : - -
Small Grain : - - Vegetative Spread Rate : - -

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : - - Christmas Tree Product : - -
Fodder Product : - - Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : - - Naval Store Product : - -
Nursery Stock Product : - - Palatable Browse Animal : - -
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : - -
Post Product : - - Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : - - Veneer Product : - -

Physiology

Active Growth Period : - - After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : - - C:N Ratio : - -
Coppice Potential : - - Fall Conspicuous : - -
Fire Resistance : - - Flower Color : - -
Flower Conspicuous : - - Foliage Color : - -
Foliage Porosity Summer : - - Foliage Porosity Winter : - -
Foliage Texture : - - Fruit Color : - -
Fruit Conspicuous : - - Growth Form : - -
Growth Rate : - - Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : - - Known Allelopath : - -
Leaf Retention : - - Lifespan : - -
Low Growing Grass : - - Nitrogen Fixation : - -
Resprout Ability : - - Shape and Orientation : - -
Toxicity : - -

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : - - Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : - -
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : - - Anaerobic Tolerance : - -
CaCO3 Tolerance : - - Cold Stratification Required : - -
Drought Tolerance : - - Fertility Requirement : - -
Fire Tolerance : - - Frost Free Days, Minimum : - -
Hedge Tolerance : - - Moisture Use : - -
pH (Minimum) : - - pH (Maximum) : - -
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : - - Precipitation (Maximum) : - -
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : - - Salinity Tolerance : - -
Shade Tolerance : - - Temperature, Minimum (°F) : - -

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G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, UT, Zion National Park, Sand Beach Trail.
butterfly milkweed
G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, UT, Zion National Park, Sand Beach Trail.

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