mysterious perennial

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Date Photo Taken: 06/05/2013
Location: Butts county, GA
Posted By: matooz

Notes:

This plant blossoms each year at the end of May beginning of June. I have only seen it one place and that is on my neighbors property in rural Butts County 10 miles SE of Jackson, Ga. I looked through all 95 pages of plants shown and did not see it. The area it covers is small and fron year to year changes in size but the intensity of the color, a bright orange, stays the same. It is a perennial.

COMMENTS

  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    Look up Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ). I think you will find your plant.
    Buck

    June 6th, 2013 at 7:26 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Asclepias tuberosa is said to be the only member of the milkweed family that doesn’t produce that milky sap.
    I just wish they were easier to propagate.

    Look for the monarch caterpillars to show up and defoliate the plant… Doesn’t hurt anything…

    Also look for the milkweed bugs to show up and raise families… I hate those bugs… They prevent seed development in the seed pods… Which means no seedlings.
    http://www.stonethegardener.com/wp/2012/07/monarch-butterflies/

    June 6th, 2013 at 8:44 am
  3. damando Registered says:

    Oh yes this is the Butterfly weed. I have grown many from seed and the Butterflys,Humming Birds and all of the insects just love coming over to get some of its sweet pollen.

    July 20th, 2013 at 11:27 am
  4. Greg Unregistered says:

    Thanks to all for the information. This has bugged me for a number of years.

    July 21st, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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