Showy Milkweed : Asclepias speciosa
The PREMIER host plant for Monarch butterflies. Oregon Paiute used its dried sap as chewing gum.
Tolerant of many soil conditions, the showiest of the milkweeds grows best in full sun.
Leaves are comparatively large, oval, and blue-green; flowers are starbursting rose-colored spheres.
Xerces Society - pollinator value species
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