| Pleurisy Root |
| Asclepias tuberosa|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Butterfly weed)
Perennial Plant of the Year for 2017! Bright orange-red flowers are worthy of attention as an ornamental. Roots act specifically on the lungs as an expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Valuable for all chest complaints, including pleurisy.