Butterflyweed is a native perennial plant with clusters of tiny, orange flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer.
Butterflyweed has clusters of tiny, five-petaled orange, reddish-orange or yellowish-orange flowers, which bloom in May to July. It grows 1 to 3 feet tall.
Butterflyweed is found in fields, meadows, roadsides and other dry, open areas. It grows in full or partial sun.
Grows throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Seed pods develop in late summer. Seeds have fluffy white hairs, which help them scatter in the wind. New seedlings grow in spring.