Butterfly Milkweed, Chiggerflower Indian Paintbrush, Pleurisy Root, Chieger Flower, Orange Milkweed
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 3 feet tall and blooms in the spring and summer with orange/yellow flowers. Here at McMullen House this plant seems to be favored by rabbits.
Butterfly Weed is often found in open areas such as fields, open woods, roadsides, and prairies. It is native to most of North America, except for the northwest.