No other common names known.
Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata), a member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family), is a herbaceous perennial that has green and white flowers that bloom in the late spring and summer. These plants are known to be deer resistant, but are not rabbit resistant. This plant, like a lot of milkweeds, is aromatic when in bloom.
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Poke Milkweed is a nectar plant to many other insects.
Poke Milkweed is often found in woodlands and woodland edges on moist well-drained soil. It is native to eastern North America except Florida.
The sap of this plant, as well as other milkweeds make Monarch butterflies unpalatable to predators. This same sap is toxic to humans.