Image ID: 2013/oth29
Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Height: 2 to 6 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Notes: Taken on Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail, Escalante, Utah
- Common Milkweed
The "petals" (actually hoods) of showy milkweed are longer, making the flowers look larger and flashier than common milkweed.