Butterfly-weed



Also called orange milkweed. a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, having clusters of bright orange flowers.
an erect North American plant, Gaura coccinea, of the evening primrose family, having wandlike spikes of white to pink flowers turning red with age.
Historical Examples

The Adventures of Maya the Bee Waldemar Bonsels
Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth John Muir
The Jonathan Papers Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris

noun
a North American asclepiadaceous plant, Asclepias tuberosa (or A. decumbens), having flat-topped clusters of bright orange flowers Also called orange milkweed, pleurisy root

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