Showy Milkweed : Asclepias speciosa
The PREMIER host plant for Monarch butterflies. Oregon Paiute used its dried sap as a 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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