Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Height: 1-2.5 ft
Spread: 1-2.5 ft
Bloom Time: July-August
Native Range: Eastern and Southwestern North America, Pennsylvania
Ecological Value: Larval host for monarch and queen butterflies. Nectar plant.
Human Value: Native American used it medicinally. The stringy fibers were used to make twine and rough textiles.