Swamp Milkweed or Pink Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) grows in wet soils at the edge of streams and ponds. It is one of the largest milkweeds, sometimes as much as five feet tall, with shallow roots. Very toxic to humans
Also called Spotted Joe Pye Weed, its dusty rose-colored flowers will bloom for many weeks in July and August, becoming absolute magnets for dozens of species of butterflies. If you love Joe Pye but have too much shade, try ).
Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'- Gold Blood Flower Native to South America, short-lived and often grown as an annual. Grows to tall and wide. Grows best in full sun, on sandy soils and with low amounts of summer water.
A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds. Native to western half of USA
Asclepias engelmanniana Big Basin Prairie Preserve Clark County, KS This milkweed is easily ID'd by its long slender leaves and flowers lacking horns with arcuate anther wings converging over the top of the anther head.