Butterfly Milkweed is a small tuberous perennial that prefers dry, rocky soils. In the wild it can be found in open woods, fields, and roadsides. It grows in clumps that feature clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers. These flowers attract many types of pollinators, and the leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. The seed pods can be used in dried flower arrangements. In the landscape, it can be used to naturalize, or at the top of a rain garden because of its drought and erosion tolerance.