This perennial will grow easily in your garden but you could spend hours the next season pulling volunteers.Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

When dry the seedpod will crack open and release thousands of seeds.Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

This milkweed is famous for attracting Monarch butterflies but all butterflies are attracted to it.  These are Variegated Fritillary.Euptoieta claudia (Butterfly)Variegated Fritillary on Showy Milkweed

Not a garden.  This is the wild.

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