Opening/Closure Status

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Gold Butterfly Weed

Plant Botanical Name: 
Asclepias curassavica
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Silky Gold'
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
Full sun
Plant Moisture Requirements: