|Butterfly Weed is a member of the
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has light green,
narrow leaves that grow to
4.5 inches in length. The plant
typically grows in dry open grasslands and in clearings in pine forests at elevations between
4000 - 8000 feet.
Unlike most milkweed species, the
sap of the Butterfly Weed is not milky.
Butterfly Weed blooms between May - September and
produces a bright cluster of orange or yellow flowers with 5 petals to
0.5 inches in width each.