Also called butterfly flower.  Part of milkweed  genus Asclepias and dogbane  family Apocynaceae.

Native to North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Asclepias hosts caterpillars of 13 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
Growing milkweeds for
monarch butterflies
Milkweed — It's Not
Just for Monarchs
Uses by butterflies,
planting info
Uses by 🐝︎ bees,
planting info (.pdf)

Learn more about butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

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Wildflowers of West Michigan (.pdf page 13)