Purple milkweed is rare in northeastern US; Connecticut classifies this as a species of special concern.
- Family: dogbane (Apocynaceae)
- Habitat: thickets, fields, and roadsides
- Height: 2-3 feet
- Flower size: 3/8 inch across
- Flower color: pinkish purple
- Flowering time: July
- Origin: native
The pods of purple milkweed are smooth, unlike the warty pods of common milkweed.
A leaf of purple milkweed.