Milkweed - Asclepias speciosa - Family  Asclepiadaceae
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flowers of milkweed

close-up of flowers

Milkweed plant


Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis

This perennial plant grows up to six foot tall, is slightly toxic, has opposite hairy/wooly leaves that drip a milky substance when damaged.  Pink flowers are in three to four inch wide umbrels.

Other - For photos of Butterflies that use Milkweed for a host plant,
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Monarch Butterfly      Queen Butterfly

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