This really beautiful plant is one of the most delicately arrayed of its kind. It is not easily confused with any of the other Milkweeds that are likely to be found in common with it, because its lovely flowers are creamy or ivory white, and they generally hang deliberately downward. The usually smooth, simple, leaf stalk is very milky, and grows from three to six feet high. The large, very thin textured leaves are broadly egg-shaped, and are pointed at both ends. They have entire margins and are set on slender stems. The surface is smooth or slightly downy underneath, and the midrib shows prominently. They are arranged in alternate pairs on the stalk and become narrower as they approach the summit. The numerous large flowers form one or more clusters or umbels that hang like fringe, nodding loosely on long, slender stems which droop prettily from a stout support set in the angles of the upper leaves. The corolla lobes are greenish, and the short, broad, white hoods have twin points. The long, white horns have sharp tips that project and curve toward the centre. The green corolla lobes are often stained with purple, and the white crown becomes pinkish. This Milkweed blooms from June to August in moist copses and woods, from Maine to Minnesota, Georgia, and Arkansas.