Scientific name
Asclepias tuberosa
A showy orange milkweed with long lasting flowers which is a popular garden plant for attracting butterflies and bees. It is a widespread native in the Midwest, eastern US and Southwest. Unique in its orange flowers and clear sap. Milkweed family.

Scientific name
Asclepias syriaca
Common milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly life cycle. The milky sap or latex inside this plant, eaten by monarch caterpillars, is what makes the animal toxic to predators. This tall wildflower produces a globe of unique looking soft pink flowers.

Scientific name
Asclepias incarnata
Also Known As
Rose milkweed, Swamp silkweed, White indian hemp
Tall wildflower with pink, 5-petaled flowers and opposite, long, skinny leaves. Found in damp areas often near waterways.