EPPO Global Database

Asclepias tuberosa(ASCTU)

Code created in: 2002-02-02

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ASCTU
  • Preferred name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Eastern USA and Canada

Food-plant of Danaus flexippus, the monarch butterfly

Common names
Name Language
butterfly milkweed English (US)
butterfly weed English
chiggerflower English
orange milkweed English
knollige Seidenpflanze German
asclépiade tubéreuse French
racine à pleurésie French
asclepiade tuberosa Italian
knolzijdeplant Dutch
asclépias-tuberosa Portuguese