• Will produce bright orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
• Flowers June to August.
• When in bloom, this plant attracts butterflies and numerous other insects.
• Adapted to dry, sandy or rocky soils of prairies, roadsides, and waste places.
• Has a deep taproot which makes it very drought tolerant.
• The Omaha and Ponca Indians used the roots to treat respiratory problems, as did the early pioneers.
• Milkweeds are poisonous to livestock, but the plants are so unpalatable, livestock will not consume them by choice.