Family, Milkweed. Color, yellow, a deep-orange shade. Flowers, in terminal umbels or scattered along the branches. Leaves, rough, hairy, sessile, or with short petioles, linear to ovate. Grayish pods are produced which are pedicelled and conspicuous. June to August.

The only yellow species of this genus. It grows freely in clumps with rough and hairy stem and leaves, 1 to 2 feet tall. Brilliant and beautiful, it colors the fields, especially southward, with orange. Its juice is not milky. Dry fields and roadsides. (See illustration, p. 201.)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tubcrosa)

Butterfly-Weed (Asclepias tubcrosa)