Asclepias tuberosa

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Synonyms for Asclepias tuberosa

erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers

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Enclosed] Butterflyweed The butterfly that named the weed rested there, Monarch, scrolled, medallioned-- his wings lifted close in pale underwing salute occasionally would with tense evenness open down hinged coffers of color lawned against the sun: fixed on that I glimpsed earth and weed drop, undulate, and float away: the anchor's dream.
Whether it's the influence of your saying it was 'made to order' I don't know, but I don't feel convinced by Butterflyweed, i.