The bright orange flower clusters are at the top of the stem. Each flower has 5 petals, and the lower part of the flower turns backward which is typical of milkweeds.
|Season Bloom||Summer, fall|
|Habitat||Dry dunes, meadows, roadsides. Plant emerges in late spring. As a member of the milkweed family, Butterfly Weed is an important host for Monarch butterflies, Milkweed Tossock Moths, and milkweed beetles. As a well-behaved milkweed, it is suited to a landscaped garden.|
|Leaf Description||There are many leaves that alternate on the stem. Each is narrow, lance-like and 2-4" long. They do not bleed a milky white sap when broken.|