No other common names are known.
Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), a member of Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family), is a herbaceous perennial that has pink, green, and purple flowers and grows to 1-3 feet high. This plant can have weedy characteristics.
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Many other butterflies use this plant as a nectar source.
Showy milkweed is found in open areas, roadsides, and waste places. It is native to the midwest and western North America.
The species name of this plant is Latin for “showy” (Missouri Botanical Garden).