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9 native flowers often mistaken for weeds

By: Networx Systems on Sept. 6, 2011, 2 p.m.
orange flowers on green plant

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Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa: "Butterfly weed" comes in many shades of red, orange and yellow. This beauty flowers in summer and is a butterfly magnet. It is known to be difficult to transplant because of its deep taproot. Zone 3-9.