Asclepias tuberosa is a milkweed species native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3–1 metre (10 in–3 ft 3 in) tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers. It is the most flamboyant of our milkweeds and is a joy to behold. Our seed grown local varieties are a deeper orange than many. Monarchs do love them, and will often nibble them down to their stems, but fear not, they will regrow.