Shortish and sturdy plant compared to the Showy Milkweed. If I had given it a common name, I would have called it Cabbage Leaf Milkweed. (“Sand” is so easy and not at all descriptive. Found this north and east of North Sterling Reservoir. Apparently it is a common milkweed in western Kansas. (This is the sixth milkweed I have found in northeast Colorado. I’m sure there are more. The little five-petal flowers appear on all milkweeds.
The seed pod.