This toxic plant has distinctive pale gray, felty leaves, and long stems with dense clusters of small flowers. Fuzzy buds burst into the unusual flowers, which are usually pink, but may be white or purplish. They have distinctive reflexed petals, and 5 hood-like appendages, each with a small projecting horn at the top. The fruit is large and greenish-yellow. Leaves are opposite, or whorled in 3s or 4s. Milkweeds are a favored food source for Monarch Butterflies. Formerly called Indian Milkweed. Photos by CJH.